katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

The Magic Mountain

Now I'm reading Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" for - I don't know but - the 50th time? This book has been one of my favorite for over two decades, still charms me very much. This is a story set in a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, this great book has made me go there in 1997 for the first time and then I visited every places -small town, forest, alp and waterfall- which names were in the book.

Now, have happened to have a good friend living there and had visited there twice, Davos is a very special place for me, where I want to "go back" (not "visit") anytime. Its dry, cool air, great but tranquil landscapes, and especially its quietness hold a great attraction for me.

Anyway, this book...very grand, at the same time humorous and entertaining... is obviously one of the treasures in the history of literature, I always have a feeling of gratitude for having a good Japanese translation of this book.
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