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Thomas Mann, Der Amerikaner: Leben Und Werk Im Amerikanischen Exil 1938 1952

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Elena
Jan 18, 2012 Elena rated it it was amazing
Academic finds Mann's message to the future (that's us):

Hans Rudolf Vaget has written a specialized, scholarly work on an episode in Thomas Mann's career, when he was in exile in the US during World War II lecturing extensively and still writing landmark German novels. There is a larger context that Vaget builds into his specialized story that gives the book a much wider significance on two levels, political and literary. The famously unpolitical Mann went into full gear and exploited his Nobel
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Margit
Feb 02, 2012 Margit rated it it was amazing
I know Goodreads isn't automatically the go-to address for academic works. Yet if you have a chance to read this book, I can tell you, it really is outstanding. It sheds light on an important and hitherto mostly overlooked chapter in Thomas Mann's life: His exile years in America. If TM is often looked upon (and saw himself) as the quintessentially "German" author, then this book really helps to understand quite how important the American influence was to his life and work.
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