(Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull) [EBOOK/PDF] ´ Thomas Mann


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  • Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull
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Read ´ Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Stined him to take the reader moves through a world peopled by bizarre characters from the lowest to the highest reaches of European society Chameleon like Krull readily adapts himself to the situation of the moment and so adept in the practices of chicanery does he become that his victims almost seem to count themselves privileged And so it is too with the women who encounter the irresistible Krull for where Krull is the normal laws of human behavior are in suspenseOriginally the character of Felix Krul. There are few authors whose works bring me as much pleasure as Thomas Mann This continues to be the case with this all too short and all too incomplete book Mann was working on this when he died in 1955 I m sure this information is out there Mann is significant enough of a literary figure that like Joyce and Eliot and other titans of 20th century literature he is documented almost to the point of exhaustion though I ve yet to run across it I can t help but wondering what Mann intended for this book The Early Years designation would seem to suggest that this was the first entry of some sort of larger series even with this book clocking in at 384 pages it s not clear how long the work was intended to be I mean 384 pages is not necessarily a short book but it feels like Mann is just starting to hit his stride in the last 100 or so pages of the book his prose begins to become much philosophical and poetic as Krull begins to travel and from a narrative perspective it feels like he s barely begun to document Krull s life as a confidence man Krull is barely two months into his travels and just around a year into having left home The potential for expansion and continuation is fairly staggering The book itself ends abruptly though it manages to end on both a humorous beat as well as a nice cliff hanger for the avid reader and all I wanted there at the end was for it to continue to go on and as a reader I am sad that it will never be completeIt was only after I read this that I realized it was a continuation of a short story Mann had written once I recognized that I remembered that of all the stories in the Death in Venice collection that Vintage put out the story this is based on was the true standout of the collection In fact it would be a number of years after I read that collection that I would return to Mann as I found myself a bit underwhelmed by most of the stories It goes absolutely without saying but I ll say it anyways that I am overjoyed that I returned to Mann eventually as his oeuvre is simply stunning I cannot imagine my literary life without himI was worried starting this book that I would not like it as much without Woods as the translator but Mann s writing is as wonderful as ever here Mann himself was too talented of a writer to overly suffer a lesser translation so while this was not as good as the Woods stuff it is an accomplished enough work that it shines through But the real jewel of the book is the character of Krull himself his narrative voice is a joy to read he is funny witty and observant in a way that manages to disclose an overwhelming amount of details as Mann loves to do while always flowing at a brisk clip This book retains the compulsive readability and feeling of being over much too uickly that Mann s other later works Joseph and His Brothers Doctor Faustus also had and though it never rises to the heights of those later books it should still be considered an essential read for lovers of Mann Sleep soundly Dream of Being and of Life Dream of the whirling galaxies which since they are there bear with joy the labour of their existence Dream of the shapely arm with its ancient armature of bones and of the flowers of the field that are able aided by the sun to break up lifeless matter and incorporate it into their living bodies And don t forget to dream of stone of a mossy stone in a mountain brook that has lain for thousands upon thousands of years cooled bathed and scoured by foam and flood Look upon its existence with sympathy Being at its most alert gazing upon Being in its profoundest sleep and salute it in the name of Creation All s well when Being and Well Being are in some measure reconciled A very good night Pure Blood Black Petals #3 victims almost seem to count themselves privileged And so it is too with the women who encounter the irresistible Krull for where Krull is the normal laws of human behavior are in suspenseOriginally the character of Felix Krul. There are few authors whose works bring me as much pleasure as Thomas Mann This continues to be the case with this all too short and all too incomplete book Mann was working on this when he died in 1955 I m sure this information is out there Mann is significant enough of a literary figure that like Joyce and Eliot and other titans of 20th century literature he is documented almost to the point of exhaustion though I Eleventh Hour A Tale of Compassion Service Power and Politics ve yet to run across it I can t help but wondering what Mann intended for this book The Early Years designation would seem to suggest that this was the first entry of some sort of larger series even with this book clocking in at 384 pages it s not clear how long the work was intended to be I mean 384 pages is not necessarily a short book but it feels like Mann is just starting to hit his stride in the last 100 or so pages of the book his prose begins to become much philosophical and poetic as Krull begins to travel and from a narrative perspective it feels like he s barely begun to document Krull s life as a confidence man Krull is barely two months into his travels and just around a year into having left home The potential for expansion and continuation is fairly staggering The book itself ends abruptly though it manages to end on both a humorous beat as well as a nice cliff hanger for the avid reader and all I wanted there at the end was for it to continue to go on and as a reader I am sad that it will never be completeIt was only after I read this that I realized it was a continuation of a short story Mann had written once I recognized that I remembered that of all the stories in the Death in Venice collection that Vintage put out the story this is based on was the true standout of the collection In fact it would be a number of years after I read that collection that I would return to Mann as I found myself a bit underwhelmed by most of the stories It goes absolutely without saying but I ll say it anyways that I am overjoyed that I returned to Mann eventually as his oeuvre is simply stunning I cannot imagine my literary life without himI was worried starting this book that I would not like it as much without Woods as the translator but Mann s writing is as wonderful as ever here Mann himself was too talented of a writer to overly suffer a lesser translation so while this was not as good as the Woods stuff it is an accomplished enough work that it shines through But the real jewel of the book is the character of Krull himself his narrative Concealed Identity voice is a joy to read he is funny witty and observant in a way that manages to disclose an overwhelming amount of details as Mann loves to do while always flowing at a brisk clip This book retains the compulsive readability and feeling of being over much too uickly that Mann s other later works Joseph and His Brothers Doctor Faustus also had and though it never rises to the heights of those later books it should still be considered an essential read for lovers of Mann Sleep soundly Dream of Being and of Life Dream of the whirling galaxies which since they are there bear with joy the labour of their existence Dream of the shapely arm with its ancient armature of bones and of the flowers of the field that are able aided by the sun to break up lifeless matter and incorporate it into their living bodies And don t forget to dream of stone of a mossy stone in a mountain brook that has lain for thousands upon thousands of years cooled bathed and scoured by foam and flood Look upon its existence with sympathy Being at its most alert gazing upon Being in its profoundest sleep and salute it in the name of Creation All s well when Being and Well Being are in some measure reconciled A Heritage of Love very good night

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Read ´ Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Thomas Mann's final novel recounts the strange and entranced career of the gifted swindler Felix Krull through his childhood and early manhood Krull is a man unhampered by moral precepts that govern the conduct of ordinary mortals and this natural lack of scruple coupled with his formidable mental and physical endowments enables him to develop the arts of subterfuge and deception with astonishing success and to rise swiftly from poverty to affluence Following Krull along the shady paths his nature has de. I had a sudden thought about this book which I had read some time ago which was how curious it was that a writer s last work was focused on a confidence trickster and his trickery when what is writing but a confidence trick created with the collusion of the reader As a result this is a book about fantasy and invention in which we might be best advised to trust nothing and to believe lessI wondered how far the subject of the book was a confession on the part of the author the Patriarch with bad relations with many of his children the husband with a taste for same sex relationshipsthe non political man who ended up in exile for political reasons all the same we can see the author as one who played at different identities as much as his fictional herosuch anyway were my idle thoughts on my way to a hospital out patient appointment as I wondered if my shirt and underwear would pass muster as Felix s did before the conscription board

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Read ´ Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free L appeared in a short story Mann wrote in 1911 The story wasn't published until 1936 in the book Stories of Three Decades along with 23 other stories written from 1896 to 1929 the year in which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Much later he expanded the original story into a novel managing to finish and publish Part 1 The Early Years of the Confessions of Felix Krull to great public success Due to Mann's death in 1955 the saga of the morally flexible and irresistible con man remains unfinish. I recently reread Confessions of Felix Krull Confidence Man The Early Years Thomas Mann s last novel and a comic masterpiece Felix Krull s confessions are filled with humorous episodes worthy of the Mann s story telling mastery Mann based the novel on an expanded version of a story he had written in 1911 and he managed to finish and publish part one of the Confessions of Felix Krull but due to his death in 1955 the saga of the morally flexible and irresistible conman Felix remained unfinished In spite of that it is still one of the best novels I have read dealing with the uestion of identity It is that and much Early in the story Felix learns to deal with circumstances by changing his character as needed and he continues to shift identities becoming whomever he needs to be in all the ensuing predicaments that he encounters The expression of a latent admiration for a human being who can metamorphose himself into multiple identities reminds me of The Confidence Man by Herman Melville That earlier novel is in a way a precursor to the modernity of Mann s unfinished opus Felix Krull seems to view the world like a chessboard on which he can take pleasure in manipulating the pieces at will and cultivate his ambition and his knowledge of the ways of the world by spending whole days peering into shop windowsThere are three moments in the Confessions that exemplify the merging of identity and destiny of young Felix Krull Early in the story Felix encounters an actor Muller Rose whose extravagant operetta performance makes an indelible impression on him The contrast between his stage character and his backstage repulsive self is a vision that impresses the young boy The second moment occurs in Paris when Felix attends the circus The performance of the acrobats and the high wire euilibrist Andromache were mesmerizing to Felix Andromache Her vision painful and uplifting at once lingered in my mind long after her act was over and others had replaced it p 194The third moment occurs after Felix has settled into his identity as Venosta and is established in Lisbon There is a bullfight which combines the flamboyance of the toreador costumes with the ravishing sensation of the duel to the death with the bull Felix describes his impressionsthe atmosphere that lay over all at once oppressive and solemnly joyous a uniue mingling of jest blood and dedication primitive holiday making combined with the profound ceremonial of death p 375Each of these moments capture the sensation of Eros and Thanatos pleasure and death and form a counterpart to the often light hearted way that Felix led his life as a confidence manHe fools Venosta s parents with a lengthy letter that mimics the style of the man whose identity he has assumed and goes on to impress his contacts in Lisbon Yet he maintains a calm demeanor throughout his escapades filled with confidence in his ability The reader eventually succumbs to his charm in spite of an episodic life in different identities that was full of nervous suspense It seems that Mann still had story telling magic left at the end of his life after World War II and decades after his great beginnings with Buddenbrooks and Death in Venice The only regret is that Mann was unable to finish the novel yet the early years of Felix Krull still amounts to a small masterpiece


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    (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull) [EBOOK/PDF] ´ Thomas Mann There are few authors whose works bring me as much pleasure as Thomas Mann This continues to be the case with this all too short and all too incomplete book Mann was working on this when he died in 1955 – I’m sure this information is out there Mann is significant enough of a literary figure that – like Joyce and E

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    (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull) [EBOOK/PDF] ´ Thomas Mann A friend's review of this is great first half dull second half My review is the exact opposite which suggests that this is just about taste The first half for me was a little too cutesy with the symbolism as Krull discovers how much he enjoys acting impersonating and being praised for his beauty Well done but also for me hampered by the impossibility of doing anything new with the first part of life stories You'll be surprised

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    (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull) [EBOOK/PDF] ´ Thomas Mann I recently reread Confessions of Felix Krull Confidence Man The Early Years Thomas Mann's last novel and a comic masterpiece Felix Krull's confessions are filled with humorous episodes worthy of the Mann's story telling mastery Mann based the novel on an expanded version of a story he had written in 1911 and he managed to finish

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