Thomas Mann


Born
in Lübeck, Germany
June 06, 1875

Died
August 12, 1955

Genre

Influences


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Serbian: Tomas Man

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 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. 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 Ger
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“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Polls

2016 1st Quarter Long Read

1872, Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.1%

 
  19 votes, 13.0%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.6%

1965, Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1869, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 667 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.3%

1870, Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 733 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.5%

 
  7 votes, 4.8%

1982, North and South by John Jakes, 812 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.1%

1928, Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford, 836 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

 
  5 votes, 3.4%

1993, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, 1474 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.7%

1836, Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens, 688 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1985, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1983, Helliconia by Brian W. Aldiss, 1305 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1987, The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher, 656 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1863, Romola by George Eliot, 688 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1980, Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, 912 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1948, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, 740 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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