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托馬斯.曼《浮士德博士》:《劍橋插圖德國史》; 書裡的音樂 彭淮棟 (前篇); 浮士德與特洛伊木馬的時代故事



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DOCTOR FAUSTUS: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn, Told by a Friend by Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann was first published in English translation (by H. T. Lowe-Porter) on this day in 1948.
"Why does almost everything seem to me like its own parody? Why must I think that almost all, no, all the methods and conventions of art today are good for parody only?"
--from DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1948)
Thomas Mann’s last great novel, first published in 1947, is a modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which Germany sells its soul to the Devil. Mann’s protagonist, the composer Adrian Leverkühn, is the flower of German culture, a brilliant, isolated, overreaching figure, his radical new music a breakneck game played by art at the very edge of impossibility. In return for twenty-four years of unparalleled musical accomplishment, he bargains away his soul–and the ability to love his fellow man. Leverkühn’s life story is a brilliant allegory of the rise of the Third Reich, of Germany’s renunciation of its own humanity and its embrace of ambition and nihilism. It is also Mann’s most profound meditation on the German genius–both national and individual–and the terrible responsibilities of the truly great artist.


H. T. Lowe-Porter's English translation of Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann's DOCTOR FAUSTUS: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn, Told by a Friend was first published on this day in 1948.
"This music of yours. A manifestation of the highest energy — not at all abstract, but without an object, energy in a void, in pure ether — where else in the universe does such a thing appear? We Germans have taken over from philosophy the expression ‘in itself,’ we use it every day without much idea of the metaphysical. But here you have it, such music is energy itself, yet not as idea, rather in its actuality. I call your attention to the fact that is almost the definition of God. Imitatio Dei — I am surprised it is not forbidden."
--from DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1947)





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托馬斯.曼《浮士德博士》裡的音樂 彭淮棟 (前篇)

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Martin Kitchen《劍橋插圖德國史》( The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany )有索引及《浮士德博士》條,所以可以摘述此書的評介:
宣布:資產階段時代已經完結,傳統藝術、哲學、人道主義、自由主義及資本主義也隨之化為歷史陳跡,德國文化已經被它自身所包含的邪惡的臣服主義內核所毀滅。(p.293)
《浮士德博士》構思雖然巧妙,但它未能對"德國病"和納粹夢魘進行應有的分析。......太過於專注作品的精美構思了,反而聽任納粹主義的現實從眼皮底下一晃而過。(p.283)



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