Interested in joining the Magic Mountain (by Thomas Mann, the John Woods translation) Faculty Book Club? If so, come prepared to discuss opening chapters on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in CAWL. There will be a light lunch so please RSVP!


In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps–a community devoted exclusively to sickness–as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, a book that pulses with life in the midst of death.

Space is limited. Please RSVP with Stephanie Takaragawa to reserve your spot! (714) 532-7771 or