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Hosted by the Consul of the The Hague Reading Between the Wines Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 19 Jul 19:00 - 20:30

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Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann

Let's meet and discuss about the book but also have a nice chat with other book lovers over some wine/beer!

This meeting will be about the world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann.

Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.
In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. "It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom," Mann wrote. "But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist's dignity."

Looking forward to seeing you there!