Castorp is a prequel to one of the landmarks of German literature: The Magic Mountain .
Castorp is a prequel to one of the landmarks of German literature: The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann's epic philosophical novel set in an Alpine tuberculosis sanatorium. Taking a hint that its protagonist, Hans Castorp, had spent four semesters at the polytechnic in Danzig, the Polish writer Pawel Huelle has set out to recreate the young man's early adventures in that eastern.
by Pawel Huelle (Author), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator)
by Pawel Huelle (Author), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator). This select group includes a priest, a doctor, a violent lunatic and the narrator, a writer whose dream of a terror attack, apparently inspired by the bombings of Gdansk liquor stores, opens the book.
His previous books include Mercedes-Benzand Castorp. Antonia Lloyd-Jonesis one of the best translators of Polish literature into English. Her published translations from Polish include novels by Pawel Huelle and Olga Tokarczuk, short stories by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, and non-fiction, most recently by Ryszard Kapuscinski and Wojciech Tochman. Pawel Huelle was born in 1957. The author of Who Was David Weiser?, Huelle is a novelist, playwright and journalist who has lived most of his life in Gdansk.
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Though a delightful chatty read, this is also an intellectually challenging book. The moment Castorp turned his gaze on them, the man leaned towards his female companion, took hold of her wrist and said: 'The situation is serious. It is a prequel to The Magic Mountain but you won't need to be familiar with Thomas Mann to enjoy this voyage of self-discovery. The German hero succumbs to the lure of the East: an enigmatic Polish woman. Only now, as the woman pulled her hand sharply from his grip and raised her head impulsively, did Castorp see her face.
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Pawel Huelle skilfully creates a credible scenario for this influential period in Hans Castorp’s development, 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.
Flag as Inappropriate. Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates both fiction and non-fiction, including reportage, literary biographies and essays. Pawel Huelle, Castorp (Serpents Tail, 2007) - shortlisted for the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. She read for a BA in Russian and Ancient Greek at the University of Oxford and then went on to study Polish independently. She also translates poetry and books for children, including illustrated books, novels and verse. Pawel Huelle, The Last Supper (Serpents Tail, 2008).
Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, 2008
“Delightful . . . gently, deceptively provocative.”—The Observer
“Full of depth and allusion . . . wonderfully absurd humour.”—The Independent on Sunday
Inspired by Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Castorp recounts Hans Castorp’s student years in Gdansk, Poland. Pawel Huelle imagines what happened when Castorp encounters people, events, and ideas that anticipate the years to come, including an enigmatic woman who becomes his obsession.
Set at the dawn of the twentieth century, Castorp conveys with elegant restraint the accelerating pressure as Europe hurtles toward the First World War.
Pawel Huelle is a novelist, playwright, and newspaper columnist. He lives in Gdansk, Poland. His previous novels include Mercedes-Benz.