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us: Aschenbach, Gustav von (Fictitious character)

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    • us: Aschenbach, Gustave von (Fictitious character)
    • us: Gustav Aschenbach (Fictitious character)
    • us: Gustav von Aschenbach (Fictitious character)
    • us: Gustave von Aschenbach (Fictitious character)
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    • found: Work cat.: Mann, T. Tod in Venedig. English. Death in Venice, 1994.
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 15, 2012: Death in Venice (The novella Death in Venice was written by the German author Thomas Mann, and was first published in 1912 as Der Tod in Venedig. The main character is Gustav von Aschenbach, a famous author in his early fifties who has recently been ennobled in honor of his artistic achievement (and thus has acquired the aristocratic "von" to his name). Adaptations: A film of Death in Venice starring Dirk Bogarde was made by Luchino Visconti in 1971. A second film adaptation, more freely adapted from Mann's novella, was Love and Death on Long Island (1997) starring John Hurt as a middle-aged writer who becomes obsessed with a young actor portrayed by Jason Priestley; Benjamin Britten transformed Death in Venice into an opera, his last, in 1973; The novella was also dramatised by Peter Wolf for BBC Radio 3 in 1997; It was made into a ballet by John Neumeier for his Hamburg Ballet company in December 2003)
    • found: Internet movie database, Aug. 15, 2012 (Gustav von Aschenbach (Character). Filmography: Der andere Liebestod - John Neumeier inszeniert 'Tod in Venedig' (2005) (TV) Played by Lloyd Riggins (as Gustav Aschenbach); Death in Venice (1990) (TV) Played by Robert Tear; Death in Venice (1981) (TV) Played by Robert Gard; Death in Venice (1971) Played by Dirk Bogarde)
    • found: Britannica online, Aug. 15, 2012 (Gustave von Aschenbach, fictional character in Thomas Mann's novel Death in Venice (1912). Aschenbach is a well-respected middle-aged German writer whose life is as disciplined and coldly intellectual as his writing. While on holiday in Venice he falls in love with Tadzio, a beautiful 14-year-old boy, and his obsession with the boy leads to his own deterioration and eventual death.)
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