00323 - La mort a Venècia de Thomas Mann o la via plutarquea vers Eros

00323 - La mort a Venècia de Thomas Mann o la via plutarquea vers Eros
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260.87 kB
Autor:
Pau Gilabert Barberà
Data:
01 Gener 1992
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Key words: Thomas Mann, Death in Venice, PLutarch, eros, classical tradition, Greek Literature, German Literature, homosexuality, German novel, gay studies, Greek philosophy

In Death in Venice Thomas Mann refers explicitly to Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus in order to explain the relationship between Gustav von Aschenbach and Tadzio but he hides that his novel also depends on Plutarch's Eroticus. Why? The aim of this article is precisely to reveal the different reasons for such an attitude. Indeed, Plutarch speaks highly of conjugal love in his Eroticus and this way is not followed by Mann in Death in Venice but, at the same, the German writer finds in this Plutarch's philosophical dialogue all the necessary elements to build his story of masculine love and decides not to manage without it.