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Essays of Three Decades

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Published June 28th 1947 by Random House Inc. (first published June 1947)
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Having read only Thomas Mann's fiction, this was interesting. It's good to read both fiction and non-fiction by an author (if it's available) because they are such different windows into who they are as people as well as the context of history within which they write. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at this collection of essays (mostly lectures). They include:

Goethe's Faust
Goethe's Career As a Man of Letters
Goethe as Representative of the Bourgeois Age
Goethe and Tolstoy
'Anna Karenina
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Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intel
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