Thomas Mann's Death in Venice or Plutarch's way towards Eros

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Gilabert Barberà, Pau;
(2010)
  • Subject: Plutarc. Amatorius | Plutarch. Amatorius | Literatura alemanya | Filosofia grega | Estudis gais i lèsbics | Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Tod in Venedig | German literature | Eros (Divinitat grega) | Tradició clàssica | Greek philosophy | Gay and lesbian studies | Classical tradition | Eros (Greek deity)

In Death in Venice Thomas Mann refers explicitly to Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus in order to explain the relationship between Gustav von Aschenbach and Tadzio but he hides that his novel also depends on Plutarch's Eroticus. Why? The aim of this article is precisely to... View more
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