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  • Mario und der Zauberer
  • Thomas Mann
  • German
  • 19 October 2019
  • 315008153X

10 thoughts on “Mario und der Zauberer

  1. mark monday mark monday says:

    Nobel Prize laureate and fabulous anti Nazi intellectual Thomas Mann constructs a striking although rather superficial allegory about the power of fascism I ve shelved this on my These Fragile Lives shelf but really I should have created a new shelf for it entitled These Fragile Minds, So Easily Hypnotized and Led Astray The novel describes a family s unpleasant summer spent in sweltering southern Italy Over the course of their vacation they encounter repulsive fawning towards royalty from ho Nobel Prize laureate and fabulous anti Nazi intellectual Thomas Mann constructs a striking although rather superficial allegory about the power of fascism I ve shelved this on my These Fragile Lives shelf but really I should have created a new shelf for it entitled These Fragile Minds, So Easily Hypnotized and Led Astray The novel describes a family s unpleasant summer spent in sweltering southern Italy Over the course of their vacation they encounter repulsive fawning towards royalty from hotel staff, virulent prudishness from obnoxious suburban and provincial types, and finally a bizarre stage show where a grotesque magician hypnotizes audience members, forcing them to engage in various unseemly pantomimes The whole thing ends in bloodshed and hysteria.Gaze upon the floating head Do as the floating head commands I loved the prose Despite this being a translated work, Mann s formal and rather byzantine writing style is front and center, and that style is probably key to whether or not a reader responds to the political analysis lurking within Some can dig it while to others it may feel laborious, overworked For me, the ornate and opaque quality of the writing was entrancing The slowly escalating tension and dread, the feeling that something awful is just about to happen was also quite appealing.At first I thought Mann s allegory was too simplistic and that he loaded the deck in favor of the points he wanted to make The magician is pure grotesquerie a crippled little weirdo with an inferiority complex, downing shots and cracking a whip, straight outta some penny dreadful And of course he s a hypnotist there can be no other explanation for why normal, decent people would do as ordered, there must be hypnosis involved, it has nothing to do with the selfish choices that people can make all on their own and or the repulsive group think people automatically engage in that can lead to the rise of fascism Sure, only hypnosis could achieve fascism cynical laugh But then I thought of Hitler and Mussolini and I wondered To my modern eyes, they both seem like such weird, loathsome creatures and they d still seem like that even if I had no idea who they were or what they did Just look at them Just listen to them Ridiculous, cartoonishly grotesque buffoons right outta some penny dreadful And yet they hypnotized nations The susceptibility of humankind to all sorts of monsters is so mind boggling to contemplate Maybe Mann s way of looking at it is the only way to look at it without actually losing all faith in the ability of human beings to make positive choices Humanity is easily hypnotized definitely feels better than humanity will do as it s told, no matter the cost Anyway, Mann wrote this in 1929 It did not endear him to the German government In 1939 he emigrated to the USA During World War 2 he publicly denounced Nazism and broadcasted his views monthly to Germans, in German, via the BBC.What a cutie and I m a big fan of that moustache I said earlier that the novella ends in bloodshed and hysteria That s only partially true It also ends in a gunshot A gunshot that releases the hypnotized masses, a gunshot of liberation Definitely one of theringing endorsements for assassination that I ve encountered on the page.4 of 16 in Sixteen Short Novels


  2. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    Soll man abreisen , wenn das Leben sich ein bi chen unheimlich, nicht ganz geheuer oder etwas peinlich und kr nkend anl t Nein doch, man soll bleiben, soll sich das ansehen und sich dem aussetzen, gerade dabei gibt es vielleicht etwas zu lernen tr Should we leave when life is a bit eerie, not quite harsh, or a little embarrassing and ailing No, you should stay, look at it and expose yourself to it, there may just be something to learn from it It is spooky when a book that was written a Soll man abreisen , wenn das Leben sich ein bi chen unheimlich, nicht ganz geheuer oder etwas peinlich und kr nkend anl t Nein doch, man soll bleiben, soll sich das ansehen und sich dem aussetzen, gerade dabei gibt es vielleicht etwas zu lernen tr Should we leave when life is a bit eerie, not quite harsh, or a little embarrassing and ailing No, you should stay, look at it and expose yourself to it, there may just be something to learn from it It is spooky when a book that was written a long time ago and comments on an impending catastrophe, reflects or seems to reflect current affairs Mario and the Magician was written in 1930 and describes the rise of fascism in Italy I had no idea the novella would be about this I was intrigued by the title simply because Thomas Mann was called the Magician by his children, which was not was this story was about at all But there we have it, two sides of the coin what can appear charming, entertaining, and imaginative by some, may also be used to destroy An allegory used marvellously by Mann, whose grotesque magician Cipolla binds his audience by hypnotism to obey his commands, and whose disrespect for the dignity of the townspeople culminates in destructionWar das auch das Ende wollten sie wissen, um sicherzugehen Ja, das war das Ende , best tigten wir ihnen Ein Ende mit Schrecken, ein h chst fatales Ende Und ein befreiendes Ende dennoch, ich konnte und kann nicht umhin, es so zu empfinden tr Was that the end They wanted to know to make sure Yes, that was the end, we confirmed An end with horror, a most fatal end And a liberating ending nevertheless, I could and can not help feeling so As for myself, I am still in shock that I have found a work by Thomas Mann that I could connect with, even if that connection is one of concerns for current events I still don t enjoy Mann s writing style much, but in this instance his drawn out narrative and formal, seemingly dispassionate, choice of words, helped to build the tension of the story


  3. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    So yes, ever since I first read Thomas Mann s 1929 novella Mario und der Zauberer Mario and the Magician in a fourth year university course on 20th century German literature in early December 1988 , Mario und der Zauberer has definitely been one of my hands down favourites from his, from Thomas Mann s pen, not only because of the presented contents and thematics but also and indeed very much strongly so since in Mario und der Zauberer Thomas Mann makes rare and appreciated use of a pretty wel So yes, ever since I first read Thomas Mann s 1929 novella Mario und der Zauberer Mario and the Magician in a fourth year university course on 20th century German literature in early December 1988 , Mario und der Zauberer has definitely been one of my hands down favourites from his, from Thomas Mann s pen, not only because of the presented contents and thematics but also and indeed very much strongly so since in Mario und der Zauberer Thomas Mann makes rare and appreciated use of a pretty well simple and uncomplicated well, at least for him and therefore also generally easy enough to rather effortlessly understand writing style and which also, in my opinion, does make Mario und der Zauberer a wonderful general introduction to Thomas Mann s prose fiction for high intermediate and above German as a Second Language students who might well want to expand their literary horizons a bit but wouldthan still likely feel rather majorly daunted by Thomas Mann s novels and even by hisinvolved and heavily descriptive novellas such as for example Der Tod in Venedig and Tristan And with regard to the general plot line and story of Mario und der Zauberer and of course in my humble opinion , the featured contents and themes are actually just like Thomas Mann s featured stylistics for Mario und der Zauberer for the most part and generally rather straight forward and not too esoteric, as well as obviously also being quite overtly and openly political in scope and feel and indeed, as such considerablyso than much of Mann s earlier prose usually tends to be However, even though Mario und der Zauberer clearly takes place in 1920s Italy and that there is a very distinct and palpable anti foreigner atmosphere being portrayed , I also do not think and have actually never believed that Mario und der Zauberer is meant to be primarily an indictment of the rise of Italian Fascism and Benito Mussolini For while there most certainly is due to the distinctly Italian setting of Mario und der Zauberer also an obviously Italian scope to the story, main antagonist and villain Cipolla himself is at least to and for me not only one of Thomas Mann s typically decadent and dangerously so general artist figures, but equally and also simply a standard and as such also universal dictator type figure, an individual who forces others to do what he is preaching, demanding and pushing and with the climax of Cipolla being killed by Mario not only therefore being totally just desserts but also something Thomas Mann most certainly seems both in favour of, and yes, he is, or rather, the narrator acting as Mann s mouthpiece is,than willing to understand and without much hesitation forgive A novella that is definitely a total personal favourite and perhaps even my favourite Thomas Mann piece of shorter fiction, period , Mario und der Zauberer is most certainly much less philosophical and spiritual and muchspecific time, place and contemprorary issues oriented, muchpolitical than much of Mann s fiction, but is still and in my opinion imbued with a general universality that makes it, that renders Mario und der Zauberer and thankfully so, not just a mundane and repetitive roman clef so to speak, but a novella that actually transcends Italian Fascism and is of both interest and significance regarding politics and dictators in general and yes, also demonstrating what needs to happen to dictators, and no, I will absolutely not mince my words saying that Cipolla has most appreciatively and certainly deserved his fate, that Mario is a hero, that dictators need to be gotten rid of by any means possible and necessary


  4. ReemK10 (Paper Pills) ReemK10 (Paper Pills) says:

    I read Mario and the Magician as part of a virtual reading initiative We read as a group, an interactive reading experience and a space for transatlantic conversation in times of social distancing and quarantine There is something to be said for reading only a few pages a day to stretch this read over 5 days It was fabulous We had daily contributions from Thomas Mann scholars which enhanced our reading experience A must read A timely read Check out Welcome To MutuallyMann A virtual re I read Mario and the Magician as part of a virtual reading initiative We read as a group, an interactive reading experience and a space for transatlantic conversation in times of social distancing and quarantine There is something to be said for reading only a few pages a day to stretch this read over 5 days It was fabulous We had daily contributions from Thomas Mann scholars which enhanced our reading experience A must read A timely read Check out Welcome To MutuallyMann A virtual reading initiativehttps mutuallymann.vatmh.org


  5. Jessica Jessica says:

    There is so much to say about this short text, every sentence is layered with meaning Written under the rising spectre of fascism in 1929, it is a damning indictment of the Cartesian model of the mind and the values of the Enlightenment, and suggests that human beings do not in fact want to be liberated but want to be enslaved There is the will but there is no freedom of the will Cipolla wills something but does not do it, and his audience does something but does not will it It begins with There is so much to say about this short text, every sentence is layered with meaning Written under the rising spectre of fascism in 1929, it is a damning indictment of the Cartesian model of the mind and the values of the Enlightenment, and suggests that human beings do not in fact want to be liberated but want to be enslaved There is the will but there is no freedom of the will Cipolla wills something but does not do it, and his audience does something but does not will it It begins with the performance, when he makes you wait Cipolla gives rise to the illusion that he has come a long way to be at your service he feels your pain Whereas of course he has only been standing in the wings, A man of an age hard to determinedressed for the street with a sort of complicated evening elegance.He had a white scarf round his neck a top hat with a curving brim sat far back on his head Perhapsthan anywhere else the eighteenth century is still alive in Italy, and with it the charlatan and mountebank type so characteristic of the period Cipolla makes a joke, he makes his first example of his power on a member of the crowd He speaks very well, his ability is in oratory and speaking rhetorically Rhetoric is by definition demagogic Mein Kampf is formulated as a response to rhetorical questions , and in the absence of deliberation, demagoguery and Cipolla s ability to speak overpowers the crowd He dictates Escalating levels of humiliation, of taking away people s freedoms He went ahead to eliminate the gap between the stage and the audience Cipolla breaks the border between the person representing a position and the people viewing it, the priest is no longer up on the altar but goes among us, staying with the mass of the audience He always has the audience on his side, but he is not democratic He claims to speak for the masses, and he uses wonderful phrases, but they re vague and they have no meaning, no content they are pure ideology It s empty, but it s unbelievably powerful The next to last humiliation, Signor Signora Angiolieri Cipolla induces them to replace the object of their love for each other with himself He has already debunked rationality the ego and can now direct the emotional, the id In the final act he demonstrates his ability to bring erotic energy, Eros and the deepest urges under his control, redirecting what you would choose onto himself Fascism toppled democracies across Europe quickly and easily at the beginning of the 20th century Mann takes a psychological view of totalitarianism, seeking to understand why, on some level, individuals enjoy relinquishing the pressure of self responsibility the connection between willing and doing The Enlightenment is based on the rationalist model of the mind, personal freedom is predicated on the ability to take responsibility for your actions I did it because I meant to do it and I ll take responsibility for it, is the level of maturity that is necessary to justify the individual mandate Authoritarianism, cults, causes, have remained perversely, bizarrely fascinating because human beings have a tendency to feel alienated and strained by the burden of total self determination, accompanied as it is by feelings of guilt, recrimination, and anxiety that are the inevitable consequence of being responsible for one s own actions.To give oneself over to a cause, to the will of another, and to momentarily overcome the responsibility of the ego is not included in the Enlightenment model of the mind that informs our concepts of justice, freedom of the will, and rationality Ignoring this basic tendency of human psychology is incredibly dangerous, and if left unchecked it will eventually seek expression in violence.https figurationedellinvisible.tumb


  6. peg peg says:

    I have decided to spend this extended period of isolation during the 2020 flu pandemic attempting to read and review a novel a day, starting with those included in the tome SIXTEEN SHORT NOVELS edited and introduced by Wilfrid Sheed.Today s novel was MARIO AND THE MAGICIAN, written by Thomas Mann and published in 1931 The way the magician of the story was able to take over the minds and wills of his audience was very well written and gave me a sick feeling of repulsion, but it wasn t til I rea I have decided to spend this extended period of isolation during the 2020 flu pandemic attempting to read and review a novel a day, starting with those included in the tome SIXTEEN SHORT NOVELS edited and introduced by Wilfrid Sheed.Today s novel was MARIO AND THE MAGICIAN, written by Thomas Mann and published in 1931 The way the magician of the story was able to take over the minds and wills of his audience was very well written and gave me a sick feeling of repulsion, but it wasn t til I read some other reviews that I realized it symbolized the way Hitler was beginning to gain power and win over large crowds The same phenomenon can certainly be seen in political situations of today


  7. Valkan Valkan says:

    An enchanting political satire combined with Mann s vivid language that keeps you excited until the very last word of this novella


  8. ➸ Gwen de Sade ➸ Gwen de Sade says:

    I m not quite sure what to think about this one yet It was a short, but intense and rather uncomfortable read about free will and peer pressure Mann has an interesting writing style and this short novel definitely made me want to readfrom him.


  9. Ahlam Alzidjali Ahlam Alzidjali says:

    The narrator describes a trip by his family to the fictional seaside town of Torre di Venere, Italy It becomes unpleasant, partly because he finds the Italian people to be too nationalistic The family attends a performance by a magician and hypnotist named Cipolla, who uses his mental powers in a fascist way to control his audience Cipolla may well represent the mesmerizing power of authoritarian leaders in Europe at the time he is autocratic, misuses power, and subjugates the masses in an The narrator describes a trip by his family to the fictional seaside town of Torre di Venere, Italy It becomes unpleasant, partly because he finds the Italian people to be too nationalistic The family attends a performance by a magician and hypnotist named Cipolla, who uses his mental powers in a fascist way to control his audience Cipolla may well represent the mesmerizing power of authoritarian leaders in Europe at the time he is autocratic, misuses power, and subjugates the masses in an attempt to counterbalance his inferiority complex by artificially boosting his self confidence Cipolla s assassination by Mario, a native of Torre di Venere, is not a tragedy but a liberation for the audience19291933 1939 1989 1994


  10. David Gross David Gross says:

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Mario und der Zauberer❤ [KINDLE] ❃ Mario und der Zauberer By Thomas Mann ➣ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Mario and the Magician is one of Mann s most political stories Mann openly criticizes fascism, a choice which later became one of the grounds for his exile to Switzerland following Hitler s rise to po Mario and the Magician is one of Mann s most political stories Mann openly criticizes fascism, a choice which later became one of the grounds for his exile to Switzerland following Hitler s rise to power The sorcerer, Cipolla, is analogous to the fascist dictators of the era with their fiery speeches and rhetoric The Mario und Epub / story was especially timely, considering the tensions in Europe when it was written Stalin had just seized power in Russia, Mussolini was urging Italians to recapture the glory of the Roman Empire, and Hitler with his rhetoric was quickly gaining steam in Germany.


About the Author: Thomas Mann

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformationSee also Serbian Tomas ManThomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and Nobel Prize laureate in , known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their Mario und Epub / insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers When Hitler came to power in , Mann fled to Switzerland When World War II broke out in , he emigrated to the United States, from where he returned to Switzerland in Thomas Mann is one of the best known exponents of the so called Exilliteratur.