“The magic mountain” and the myth about number seven Cover Image

„Вълшебната планина” и митът за числото седем
“The magic mountain” and the myth about number seven

Author(s): Kleo Protohristova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Theory of Literature
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: Thomas Mann; The Magic Mountain; number symbolism

Summary/Abstract: The paper offers a discussion on number symbolism in “The Magic Mountain” and more specifically on Thomas Mann’s utilization of the repertoire of symbols belonging to number seven. The analysis focuses on the ways in which the multiple heptads in the novel rule over both its structure and contents. Hypotheses have been suggested about the various functions of the numerological references and the overall design implicitly present in them.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 30-48
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian