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Novel "Magic Mountain"

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The novel "Magic Mountain" is a masterpiece of Thomas Mann, the German Nobel Prize in Literature. The novel came out in 1924, centered on a sanatorium, and described many feudal aristocrats and bourgeois figures in Europe. Among them were Prussian officers, Russian ladies, Dutch colonists, Catholics ... they were all parasites insect. The whole sanatorium was permeated with a sick, dying atmosphere, symbolizing the decline of capitalist civilization. The work reveals the blood relationship between decadence and fascism through the ideological conflict between the characters.

From May to June 1912, Katmanina, the wife of German writer Thomas Mann, lived in the Swiss lung clinic in Davos, Switzerland, for about three weeks because of a lung disease. He also accompanied him. During this period, the writers made careful observations of the life and characters of the sanatorium, and the material of the "Magic Mountain" was derived from this. He began writing this great book in 1912, and had to interrupt his writing in 1914 due to the outbreak of World War I. After all the hardships, intermittent, finally came out in 1924.

Hans, a college student, came to the mountain lung hospital to visit his cousin Joachim, but unexpectedly he had contracted lung disease and had to stay for treatment. The people in the sanitarium come from all directions, with different personalities and different ideas. Hans was a young man with ideals, but after dealing with these people, his thoughts became confused and his spirit became depressed; the Russian woman Kravfia made him even more upset. He forgot his career and heavy responsibility, and Gaoshan became a "magic mountain". Seven years later, his cousin died of illness, and Klafgia left. Those friends with whom he had a close relationship went their separate ways. Life shattered his illusions one by one, making him feel pain and loneliness. He was awakened by the artillery fire of the World War. Looking back, Hans felt that he had been sleeping on the "Magic Mountain" for seven years, so he resolutely embarked on his journey to the front.

"Magic Mountain" is a masterpiece of German writer Thomas Mann that shocked the world's literary world. It is a milestone of German modern novel. "Magic Mountain", with its magnificent scenes, magnificent momentum, detailed psychological analysis, and incisive philosophy, reflects the changing social reality of the European situation on the eve of the First World War. It is indeed an epoch-making masterpiece of symphonic nature. Its social significance and artistic value are unparalleled in modern German novels.

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