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For this influential period in Hans Castorp’s development imagining what happened when the rational German student was exposed to the Slavonic eastern edge of the Prussian empire He comes across people events and ideas that anticipate some of the encounters he will experience in years to come including an enigmatic. This is a preuel to The Magic Mountain but a Czech writer who imagines the life of Hans Castorp before he took the train up the Zauberberg He successfully mimics the tone and pace of Mann s own prose and manages to give a thought provoking look at the development of Castorp s character in the Polish then German city of GdanskDanzig where he attends University The landmarks of the area in that distant time are brought startlingly to life along with an assortment of memorable characters and aspects of historic importance like the early practices of psychotherapy Huelle s voice is confident and calm leading one into his premise with a voice we want to follow and continually want Hopefully he may consider a post script novel to Der Zauberberg that will take us into Castorp s later life Love is Blind student was exposed to the Slavonic eastern edge of the Prussian empire He comes across people events and ideas that anticipate Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia some of the encounters he will experience in years to come including an enigmatic. This is a preuel to The Magic Mountain but a Czech writer who imagines the life of Hans Castorp before he took the train up the Zauberberg He Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch successfully mimics the tone and pace of Mann Catching Fire s character in the Polish then German city of GdanskDanzig where he attends University The landmarks of the area in that distant time are brought The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) startlingly to life along with an assortment of memorable characters and aspects of historic importance like the early practices of psychotherapy Huelle The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, s voice is confident and calm leading one into his premise with a voice we want to follow and continually want Hopefully he may consider a post Incubus script novel to Der Zauberberg that will take us into Castorp The Sharpe Companion The Early Years s later life

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Castorp By Paweł Huelle

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDEPENDENT FOREIGN FICTION PRIZE 2008 Picking up on a throwaway line in Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain Castorp tells the story of Hans Castorp’s student years in Gdansk long before the adventures in Davos described in Thomas Mann’s novel Pawel Huelle skilfully creates a credible scenario. I have been told by a friend on Facebook and some of her friends that Polish writing is not very good because Polish does not express itself well in the written form English on the other hand so they claim is wonderfully adapted for the written form so English books are far superior I can t argue with them because I can t read Polish sadly I m the euivalent of an illiterate peasant which befits my roots Can it be that my appreciation of Polish literature has its roots in the fact that I am reading English translations Is the coarseness of Polish writing mystically reshaped into a perfect form through the process of Anglicisation I know that translation is always a compromise as the translator has to balance what is actually said in one language with the nuances in the grammar even the worldview of another As a result a poor translator who has misunderstood a word or phrase can damage a good book the Curtis translation of Sienkiewicz s Trilogy or the infamous Breeches Bible spring to mindDoes all this mean that Joseph Conrad only happened to be a good writer because he wrote in English and had he had the misfortune to write in Polish he would have never achieved literary fame AND if it is true consider all those grievious crimes against culture that the Poles commit whenever they translate a book written in English into PolishSo I must stress that the book I am reviewing is an English translation of Huelle s Castorp rather than the one written in the original and allegedly far inferior Polish There are some authors or in this case translators who manage to create a world so contemplative so dream like at times that one drifts off into thoughts not due to boredom as if distracted unknowingly by that train of ideas emotions and an empathy returning suddenly as if woken to the world of the book Later thinking back one gets a feeling of warmth and comfort and a sense of having shared something uite rare There are other dream like ualities throughout that strange logical illogic happenstance and surreality There is a sense of memory of youth of that moment just before I became an adult Though modern the book has an atmosphere of fin de siecle about it which is uite aptThank God if what my friend on Facebook says is true I never read this book in its original Polish

CHARACTERS Castorp By Paweł Huelle

Polish woman who becomes his obsession Set at the dawn of the twentieth century Castorp faithfully recreates the atmosphere of central Europe as the storm began that would lead to two world wars Beautifully written full of humour mystery and eccentricity this is a moving tribute to a masterpiece of European literatu. For what s basically literary fan fiction the author gets the tone of the magic mountain down and it s entertaining but not much than that


10 thoughts on “Castorp By Paweł Huelle

  1. says:

    I have been told by a friend on Facebook and some of her friends that Polish writing is not very good because Polish does not express itself

  2. says:

    This book is much better than the average rating on Goodreads 35 stars in Jan 18 if you read it the right wayFirst of all it is a preuel to The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann 1924 and it deals with one of the most important

  3. says:

    I love Hans Castorp earnestness I loved the uirky Frau Hildegarde Wybe I could picture the suared away and always appropriate Hans suddenly in very awkward situations The only reason I didn't love the book was that I was looking for something

  4. says:

    Nie polecam Porownania do Czarodziejskiej Gory owszem na miejscu ale lepiej siegnac do Manna Z trudem wymęczyłam do końca A Śpiewaj ogrody takie udane

  5. says:

    I'm always on the look out for the next Who Was David Weiser? but thus far I haven't found another Huelle book that uite lives up to my expectations Castorp is meant to be a preuel to Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain Hans Castorp is a student in Gdansk at the time of this book before his adventures of Mann's n

  6. says:

    This is a preuel to The Magic Mountain but a Czech writer who imagines the life of Hans Castorp before he took the train up the Zauberberg He successfully mimics the tone and pace of Mann's own prose and manages to give a thought provoking look at the development of Castorp's character in the Polish then German city of GdanskDanzig

  7. says:

    I love the way Huelle perfectly captures the language and setting of a lot of early modern fiction You could ha

  8. says:

    For what's basically literary fan fiction the author gets the tone of the magic mountain down and it's entertaining but no

  9. says:

    So much was lost during WWI This is a reflection on a culture a city a man See at International Reads' blog about Poland

  10. says:

    no está en papyre

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