Monthly Archives: June 2022

Notes on The Magic Mountain: “Operationes Spirituales”

There is no chance that Ludovico Settembrini and Leo Naphta, the intellectuals portrayed in The Magic Mountain, will ever agree with each other. If one of them says something, you can guarantee that the other will say the opposite. It … Continue reading

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Notes on The Magic Mountain: “An Attack, and a Repulse”

Hans Castorp knows something we don’t. You might wonder why a book like The Magic Mountain is so long: well, it treats of a subject impossible to put into so many words. So you need to sit with it a … Continue reading

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