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    Hans Castorp's Dream in Thomas Mann's 'The Magic Mountain' (1982 film)

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    Simon Oswitch

    by Simon Oswitch

    A Nietzschean-Freudian view that Apollonian beauty is always related to the Dionysian, which can be horrific ... here, Mann's protagonist Hans Castorp dreams that he has arrived at a bucolic paradise only to find that it also contains its opposite ... the scene is from Mann's magnificent chapter, 'Snow' in the novel ...