By approaching the text of Mann`s novelle from the direction of its classic prefigurations a new interpretation is possible in which the dynamic of Aschenbach`s failure as ascetic artist is of prime importance. Examination of the pervasive structuring use of The Bacchae of Euripides makes it possible to move beyond assertions of isolated, motif-like use of classic material. At the same time, a clearer view of Aschenbach as failed literary artist is necessary after examination of the relevance of all of Plato`s Phaedrus dialogue. After interpretation of the text of Der Tod in Venedig a final section of the study draws typological, normative and literary-historical conclusions which should result in a re-situating of the novelle.
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