John Pistelli


Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann My rating: 5 of 5 stars Far out to sea the water’s as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as … Continue reading

12 January 2019 · Leave a comment

Georg Lukács, The Meaning of Contemporary Realism

The Meaning of Contemporary Realism by Georg Lukács My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have always been attracted to the idea that art was more than about taste. Tabooed … Continue reading

10 May 2017 · 3 Comments

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann My rating: 5 of 5 stars I would love to write 1000 or 2000 words in dismayed praise of The Magic Mountain, this magisterial … Continue reading

4 April 2016 · 9 Comments