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Little Herr Friedemann

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Die Novelle erzählt in fünfzehn knappen Kapiteln die Lebensgeschichte von Johannes Friedemann, der als Kleinkind vom Wickeltisch fiel und seitdem an einer körperlichen Missbildung leidet. „Er war nicht schön […] mit seiner spitzen und hohen Brust, seinem weit ausladenden Rücken und seinen viel zu langen, mageren Armen“ und „bot einen höchst seltsamen Anblick. Seine Hände u ...more
33 pages
Published (first published 1897)
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Realini
Little Mr. Friedmann by Thomas Mann
- We all tend to have a “base level of happiness”
- When someone loses a limb in an accident, after a period of low life satisfaction, one tends to go back to the Base level of Happiness
- The same thing happens when we win at lottery move to California- after some months of increased levels of happiness, we return to that same base level.

Thomas Mann is recognized as one of the greatest writers. He is listed with two books on the Top 100 Best Novels, available at
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Gordon
A set of Mann's early short stories. Many are little more than sketches and show very few signs of the exploration of humanity and ideas that would characterize his later works. Several of the stories are portraits of cruelty. Of these, only A Gleam really succeeds: the others, especially Little Lizzie are crude and silly. The Blood Of The Walsungs, perhaps the best known - or most notorious - is ludicrously literal in making parallels between the story's characters and those of Wagner's Di Walk ...more
Eric
This anthology has a story called Disillusionment. It is a perfect summary of the position of the Romantic movement in literature. The narrator falls into conversation with someone and explains that he had high expectations of life but everything in actuality was a disappoinment! His imagination conjures up events which are more dramatic, more vivid than the actual events. His parents' house is burned down and his comment is, "So this is a fire. Is this all there is to it?"
His yearning for great
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Simon Bédard
Some stories are incredibles, others just ok. The writing is always on point, pitch perfect. You can tell is preparing for the big stuff!
Ivan Damjanović
-Little Herr Friedemann
-The Road to the Churchyard
-Tristan

Unique style and intriguing topics.
JasonD
Rereading again. Love it
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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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