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Thomas Mann
Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His... show more
Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. Mann was a member of the Hanseatic Mann family and portrayed his family and class in the novel Buddenbrooks. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he moved to the United States, returning to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the best-known exponents of the so-called Exilliteratur.
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Birth date: June 06, 1875
Died: August 12, 1955
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
Soll man »abreisen«, wenn das Leben sich ein bißchen unheimlich, nicht ganz geheuer oder etwas peinlich und kränkend anläßt? Nein doch, man soll bleiben, soll sich das ansehen und sich dem aussetzen, gerade dabei gibt es vielleicht etwas zu lernen. [tr. Should we "leave" when life is a bit eerie, ...
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it 1 year ago
Books of 1916: Part Three: Natsume Soseki and James Joyce Light and Darkness by Natsume Soseki This unfinished novel, which was serialized in a newspaper, was Natsume Soseki’s last work, as he died of an ulcer in 1916. As the story begins, the main character Tsuda is going to have an operation o...
nente
nente rated it 2 years ago
Написано мастерски. Конечно, простецкие товарищи вроде меня всё же в глубине души хотели бы, чтобы хоть где-нибудь хоть что-нибудь было им высказано напрямую, сформулировано чётко и исчерпано до конца. Но не приходится сомневаться, что любая попытка добавить разъяснений непоправимо подорвала бы цело...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 2 years ago
Thomas Mann scrisse Mario e il mago dopo il suo soggiorno, nel 1926, a Forte dei Marmi, durante il quale assistette a uno spettacolo dell’illusionista Gabrielli. Il racconto fu pubblicato nel 1930. L’autore traspone l’esperienza reale nella breve opera narrativa, collocando la famiglia in vacanza ...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 2 years ago
Η λογοτεχνική μου κριτική έχει φιλοξενηθεί στη σελίδα της πολυαγαπημένης Ιωάννας και μπορείτε να τη βρείτε εδώ!To έργο του Thomas Mann Doctor Faustus, με ολοκληρωμένο τίτλο Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkühn, Told by a Friend, αναμφισβήτητα ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά μυθ...
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