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The Cambridge Introduction to Thomas Mann
Nobel Prize-winner Thomas Mann (1875-1955) is not only one of the leading German novelists of the twentieth century, but also one of the few to transcend national and language boundaries to achieve major stature in the English-speaking world. Famous from the time that he published his first novel in 1901, Mann became an iconic figure, seen as the living embodiment of Germa ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published March 14th 2016 by Cambridge University Press
(first published November 4th 2010)
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Todd Curtis Kontje's 2011 The Cambridge Introduction to Thomas Mann does in all ways and more than adequately keep its promise, providing readers and especially undegraduate college and university students with an extensive, but not overly involved and thus also never too intensive chronological English language introduction to Thomas Mann, his life and historical times (including his many family squabbles, his personal and political conflicts with his brother Heinrich and that Thoms Mann also d ...more
Having only read Mann's Death in Venice, this will be an interesting experiment in reading about the author before reading much of their work. This interesting literary biography of Mann provides a comprehensive overview of his life's work in a relatively digestible format.
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