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By Thomas Mann

Translated by way of Jefferson S. Chase
Afterword through Martin Swales

A haunting novella, dying in Venice tells the tale of a guy who falls into silly love, in simple terms to harvest his personal spoil. Gustav von Aschenbach, a dignified yet lonely author within the twilight of his existence, is having fun with a Venetian holiday while he notices the taut, lean determine of a Polish boy. His identify is Tadzio—and he embodies the smooth perfection of teen. Aschenbach reveals himself thoroughly and hopelessly passionate about this excellent. demise in Venice brims with legendary imagery, exploring the topics of attractiveness and rot, ardour and pestilence.

This translation of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann’s paintings by means of Jefferson S. Chase comprises an extra novella, Tonio Kröger, and the quick tales “Tristan,” “Man and puppy: An Idyll,” “Hour of Hardship,” “Tobias Mindernickel,” and “The baby Prodigy.”

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See Li Yen. Li family of the Eastern Capital, family into which P’an Chin-lien is reincarnated as a daughter. Li Huo, son of Li Chih. Li Kang (1083–1140), minister of war under Emperor Ch’in-tsung who directs the defense against the Chin invaders. Li Kuei, Shantung Yaksha, uncle of Li An, military instructor from Ch’ingchou patronized by Li Kung-pi. Li Kuei-chieh, Cassia, daughter of Auntie Li the Third, niece of Li Chiao-erh and Li Ming, younger sister of Li Kuei-ch’ing, singing girl from the Verdant Spring Bordello on Second Street in the licensed quarter of Ch’ing-ho, deflowered by Hsi-men Ch’ing, who maintains her as his mistress for twenty taels a month, adopted daughter of Wu Yüeh-niang, betrays Hsi-men Ch’ing with Ting the Second, Wang Ts’ai, and others.

See Chiang Ts’ung. Second Lady. See Li Chiao-erh. Seng-pao, son of Lai-pao and Hui-hsiang, betrothed to Wang Liu-erh’s niece, the daughter of Butcher Wang and Sow Wang. Servant from the household of Chou Hsiu who is sent to fetch P’ang Ch’unmei with a lantern. Servant in the inn at the foot of Mount T’ai where Wu Yüeh-niang and Wu K’ai spend the night on their pilgrimage. Servant from the Verdant Spring Bordello who runs errands for Li Kuei-chieh. Sha San, Yokel Sha, one of the “cribbers” and “ball clubbers” in Ch’ing-ho who plays the tout to Wang Ts’ai on his visits to the licensed quarter and upon whom Hsi-men Ch’ing turns the tables by abusing the judicial system at the behest of Lady Lin.

Kao An, secondary majordomo of Ts’ai Ching’s household in the Eastern Capital through whom Lai-pao gains access to Ts’ai Yu. Kao Ch’iu (d. 1126), defender-in-chief of the Imperial Bodyguard, granted the title of grand guardian for his part in facilitating the notorious Flower and Rock Convoys and the construction of the Mount Ken Imperial Park; one of the Six Traitors impeached by Ch’en Tung. Kao family from outside the city wall of the Eastern Capital, family into which Chou I is reincarnated as a son named Kao Liu-chu.

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