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Death in Venice

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Death in Venice (German: Der Tod in Venedig) is a novella by German author Thomas Mann, published in 1912. It presents an ennobled writer who visits Venice and is liberated, uplifted and then increasingly obsessed, by the sight of a beautiful Polish boy, Tadzio, so nicknamed for Tadeusz. Tadzio was based on a real boy Mann had observed during his 1911 visit to the city, but the story itself was fictional.
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original title: Der Tod in Venedig
language: German
date of publication: 1912
genre: novella
narrative location: Venice

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