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5.0 von 5 Sternen Decline of family, incline of writing talent
Buddenbrooks tells the story of three generations of a proud family in the mid to late 19th century. Sadly, the family heritage begins to sink into a quagmire of bad business decisions, bad marital decisions, apathy and just plain bad luck.
What really sets this opus (and other Mann novels) apart from "standard fare" works of literature is the depth...
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2.0 von 5 Sternen 14 reviews! 14 people have actually read this book?
In the goal of becoming less of an intellectual lightweight I tackled this book. It starts out slow, then stays slow. I was tempted to quit, yet I pressed on! Grueling page after page. Did I quit? NO! I was determined, I gritted my teeth and persisted.
But somewhere around page 150 the book broke me! I just couldn't go on. Has anybody really read this book. I...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Decline of family, incline of writing talent, 3. März 2000
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Buddenbrooks tells the story of three generations of a proud family in the mid to late 19th century. Sadly, the family heritage begins to sink into a quagmire of bad business decisions, bad marital decisions, apathy and just plain bad luck.
What really sets this opus (and other Mann novels) apart from "standard fare" works of literature is the depth and richness of personalities which are found in its characters. There are no "stock characters" to be found in Mann. By the end of the novel, I felt as though I personally knew the Buddenbrooks and as such was compelled to feel sad about their fate. I can think of no higher compliment that I could possibly grant a novel.
The story tells of a family which thought it would continue to prosper forever. The stark reality soon sets in that the family will have to struggle in order to retain any sort of Buddenbrook dignity at all. It seems that entropy increases with each successive generation, and seemingly nothing can reverse the trend...
So, read this book. Join the Buddenbrooks thru decades of weddings, funerals, musical performances, travels to the beach and deep existential philosophical inquiries. A wonderful glimpse of changing social structures and traditions in mid to late 19th century Germany. life.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Fabulous book, questionable translation, 22. Dezember 1998
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Buddenbrooks is an astonishing novel from a 25 year old Thomas Mann, showing deep and mature insight into his characters and the world of a 19th century Baltic city (modelled on his native Lubeck). It is Mann's most directly engaging novel, a pleasure to read and re-read. However, translations of Mann have always been problematic. The early Helen Lowe-Porter translations are clearly inadequate, and more recent translators such as David Luke and John Woods have attempted to remove the layers of obscurity added to the texts by Lowe-Porter (as well as some obvious errors). This recent translation of Buddenbrooks from John Woods succeeds in providing a more direct entry into the world of Buddenbrooks, and removes the linguistic complexities and purple passages that clearly belonged to Lowe-Porter, and not to Mann. However, in doing so, Wood has also removed some of the poetry from the novel. Not the least part of this is the translation of much of the novel into American vernacular, much of which is inappropriate in a novel of 19th century northern Germany. For example, characters who speak in Bavarian dialect are translated into a kind of Texan slang which reminded me more of the wild west than than a Baltic trading town. Wood's choices are often doubtful, and the persistent inappropriateness of some of these detracts from the experience of reading this undoubtedly great novel. In summary, I rate the book as 5 stars, with a star lost for the translation. (By comparison, I rate the Lowe-Porter translation as 3 stars.) We are still waiting for an ideal translator of Mann.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent - A Must Read!, 2. Dezember 1999
Impossible to explain in words how wonderful I thought this book was. From the first page until the last, I was totally immersed with the story and the characters. I actually felt like I knew these people and felt their joy and pain right along with them. I found it hard to put this book down and was finished with it way before I wanted to be. It's the kind of book you don't want to see end and I feel like I lost some very good friends when it was over. I will definitely re-read this one many times. I highly recommend this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Difficult but worth the effort; a superior translation, 22. September 1999
I had tried to read Mann before but had trouble with the translations. This is clearly superior to those previous. I found myself lost in the daily trials and tribulations of the Buddenbrook family and was truly sad to see it end. The chapter detailing little Johann's life from the time the alarm clock rings until he retires for the evening is a masterpiece of detail and chronology. I actually lost my copy of this book and had to buy another to finish it. A total immersion into the life of a family.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen stunning book and stunning translation, 9. Februar 2000
What a joy it was to read this book. It is the story of a very average family in Lubeck somewhere in the last century. The description of the members of this familiy with all their flaws, carefully depicted in all detail like in the great realistic paintings, is wonderful and it is difficult to believe that the writer was only 25.
In particular his description of the "kleinbuergerlichkeit"( I have not seen this German word translated correctly in any language, but it means something like the small citizen in a small town)is phenomenal.
In the reviews I see quite some comments on the translation. I am both fluent in German and English and I have read this translation with the original on the side. Indeed, the absolute purist may complain that some of the German nuances and wordgames Mann likes to use get lost. However, you have to have such a good understanding of the German, that you would not need a translation. In my view the translator absolutely got the spirit of the novel right and was able to re-create this typical small town atmosphere in Northern Germany very, very well. And fact is, Mann in German is very difficult, even for Germans. This translation has made the work of an unique author available to a wider public
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5.0 von 5 Sternen You've Got to Read This, Mann!, 7. September 1999
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Buddenbrooks is Thomas Mann's first novel and arguably his most accessible work. Woods' translation seems to capture a lot of the poetry and musical influences with which Mann imbued the original text, although I don't know how faithful it was to the German. However, what really shines through here is how many of Mann's keen observations about the meaning of family, loyalty, friendship, duty, and simply the nature of life in a small town resonate as powerfully today as they did about 100 years ago when this was written. This is a must-read introduction to Mann.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen rica en detalles, 10. Februar 2000
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esta novela es muy buena, esta llena de detalles cotidianos pero de una grandeza incalculable, son los pequenos detalles los que hacen las grandes cosas y esta novela esta llena de ellos. para el lector moderno acostumbrado quiza a un texto corto y a detalles parcos y rapidos, podria resultar tedioso esta sucecion de generaciones, de los budenbrooks. pero esta novela contiene la narracion de una muerte que hasta la fecha no me ha dejado de impresionar, por la riqueza con que es descrita.
muy recomendada. LUIS MENDEZ
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Brillant and Fascinating!, 16. Dezember 1999
An amazing work that paints a portait of pre-war Germany and Europe that is entertaining as well as very informative. Mann manages to create a typical upperclass family of the 19th century and enrich it with incredible detail and storytelling that is very difficult to achieve considering the length of the material presented. Well worth the time it takes to read, this novel will make one question ones own family situation and their personal role in the world.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A CHRONICLE OF THE GERMAN MIDDLE CLASS, 26. Juli 2000
Considered by many to be the greatest German novelest of the 20th Century, Thomas Mann, in his first great novel, Buddenbrooks, chronicles the life and decline of what must be taken to be a typical 19th Century German middle class family. The Buddenbrooks, a conservative and traditional mercantile family (Johann Buddenbrooks, the family patriarch, sells grain for a living), live in a smallish Northern German town in which they, among other characters in the book, figure prominently as both local notables and political players. However, while this is a family chronicle that is reputed to mirror the joys and travails of Mann's own family, what is glaringly absent from Buddenbrooks is any concern or mention of, other than one in passing, any of the great events which forged the fate of modern Germany. While more than likely an intensional omission on the part of Mann, an omission that may be a telling signal to the reader of the insularity of upper middle class life in 19th Century Germany, the chonicle itself seems to suffer somewhat from the fact that the family seems to be relatively unaffected by the wars, the plebian revolutions of the 1940s--or by the great Franco Prussian war of 1870. Beginning in the 1830s, the family sees its business rise in the wake of the chaos brought by Napoleon 25 years earlier: children are born, grow up into different fates and pursuits, and this mirror of the mercantile classes of German hints at the wonders of an essentially modern era that since has been hailed as a national renaissance. Fashionable, comfortable, concerned with reputation, the Buddenbrooks family is not all that unlike many of the upper class families in America. Like the rise of a new nobility that has come to bear upon the ages in the footsteps of industrialization and the democratic impulse, the Buddenbrooks chronicles reveals just how modern in spirit Germany was in an era its people dominated the European spirit.
What carries this novel is its writing. Mann's style is exceptionally malleable: The descriptions are not only evocative, they are often powerfully emotional, full of the spirit of the times and revealing in themselves of the 19th Century German character. The dialogue is impeccable, the characters memorable and, like all family chronicles, the mundane events are not only entertaining and often funny, they are universal as well. All in all, Buddenbrooks was a much more rewarding book to read than I had expected.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen 18 years, yet so sagacious, 13. Dezember 1998
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The book that braught Thomas Mann instant fame. Read it and you'll understand. The future German Olympian's first book, written at the tender age of only 18 springs. Such sharp observation, such keen perception, such seasoned wit; such painstakingly pleasurable a description of decay and disintegration, you'll have to watch not to to unravel with it. (- Yes indeed, Thomas Mann IS quintessential German... and immensly proud of it, by the way.) Germanic broodyness at its most enjoyable.
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