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The Magic Mountain

Time to Revive Thomas Mann

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

I had to grow up before I could read Thomas Mann. Several times in the course of my life I picked up The Magic Mountain, only to find out I did not have the stamina to complete the book.

"War and Peace" Doesn't Have To Be Hard

Salon | Laura Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many people swear that, come summer, they'll finally get around to reading a classic work of literature they missed during their student years; "War a...

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

Coping With Book Guilt in London

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

I love books, but they foment torrents of guilt in me. I feel guilty about: the amount of money spent on them; the space they take up; the ones that rest unread while more come in as competition.

Dish After Davos: Magic and The Mountains

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Sawyers

Much like Thomas Mann's main character in The Magic Mountain, written in Davos, I was an "ordinary [wo]man," amongst a sea of world leaders and power brokers. This convergence of knowledge and influence in one place made for some heady observations and encounters.