This critical edition of Mann's 1912 modernist novella reprints the widely praised translation by David Luke. Accompanying this text, five critical essays examine the work from five contemporary critical perspectives:
Psychoanalytic Criticism, by Rodney Symington
Reader-Response Criticism, by Lilian Furst
Cultural Criticism, by John Burt Foster, jr.
Gender Criticism, by Robert Tobin
New History, by Russell Berman
A succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of each critical approach precedes each essay. Readers may also benefit from extensive bibliographies following the essays and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.
The editor's introduction to the book discusses biographical and historical contexts for both Mann and his text. Her survey of critical responses to it starts in 1912 and ends in 1998.
This critical edition of Thomas Mann's 1912 German modernist novella reprints the widely praised translation by David Luke together with five critical essays from psychoanalytic, reader-response, cultural, gender, and new historicist perspectives. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the perspective and by a bibliography that promotes further exploration of that approach. A glossary of critical and theoretical terms and an introduction by the editor are also included. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.