Questions tagged [the-magic-mountain]

Questions about Thomas Mann's novel 'The Magic Mountain' (German: 'Der Zauberberg'), first published in 1924. Use this tag with the tags [thomas-mann] and [german-literature].

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What is meant by “present tense whatever” here, exactly?

This is excerpted from the forewords of the English translation by John E. Woods of The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg in German) by Thomas Mann: It takes place, or, to avoid any present tense ...
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Mann's introduction to The Magic Mountain?

I remember that the edition of The Magic Mountain I read around 7 or 8 years ago contained an introduction that was written by Mann and inspired by a lecture he gave about his book. I remember it ...