Berkov's Bookshelf

Collections Librarian Joshua Berkov shares his picks, insight and reviews of series, authors, and titles both new and old available here at the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 

This edition of Berkov's Bookshelf

This edition of Berkov's Bookshelf

The Magic Mountain

By Thomas Mann

Braille Book Number: BR 06190

Talking Book Number: DB 48618

I recently read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, one of the most profound novels of the twentieth century.

“In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps, a community devoted exclusively to sickness, as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death." - GoodReads

You can experience this tour de force of literary writing by ordering this title online through the book links at the top, by calling NCLBPH and requesting a copy or by downloading the title from BARD. If you’re not a patron of our library and are not eligible for our services, please contact your local public library to obtain a copy of this title.