Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities
Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but lonely author, travels to the Queen of the Adriatic in search of an elusive spiritual fulfillment that turns into his erotic doom. In this new, widely acclaimed translation that restores the controversial passages that were cut out of the original English version, Death in Venice tells about a ruinous quest for love and beauty amid degenerating splendor.
“Death in Venice…continues to be a touchstone book of how we view the Old World — along with the elderly — and how you, the reader, see Venice.”
Tuesday, September 19
TUITION: $25, includes a copy of the book
Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.