Transfiguration in silence - Hans Castorp's uncanny awakening, Joseph P. Lawrence; Mann's ethical style, Stephen E. Dowden; Thomas Mann's comic spirit, Eugene Goodheart; war as mentor - Thomas Mann and Germanness, Ulker Gokberk; from muted chords to maddening cacophony - music in "The Magic Mountain", David Blumberg; ambiguous solitude - Hans Castorp's sturm und drang nach Osten, Edward Engelberg; mortal illness on the Magic Mountain, Stephen C. Meredith; beyond Naphta - Thomas Mann's jews and German-Jewish writing, Michael Brenner; technology as desire - X-ray vision in "The Magic Mountain", Karla Schultz; distant oil rigs and other erections, Kenneth Weisinger; pilgrimage, Susan Sontag.
Bringing together a variety of approaches to the novel, this volume adds significantly to the literature available.... CHOICE Magisterial ruminations by prominent American academics who provide much intellectual and imaginative verve and insight. FORUM FOR MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES This collection represents a stimulating companion indeed to the Magic Mountain. MONATSHEFTE