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Thomas Mann - Author

About the Author

Thomas Mann was born in 1875 in Lubeck, of a line of prosperous and influential merchants. Mann was educated under the discipline of North German schoolmasters before working for an insurance office aged nineteen. During this time he secretly wrote his first tale, Fallen, and shortly afterwards he left the insurance office to study art and literature at the University of Munich. After a year in Rome he devoted himself exclusively to writing. He was only twenty-five when Buddenbrooks, his first major novel, was published. Before it was banned and burned by Hitler, it had sold over a million copies in Germany alone. His second great novel, The Magic Mountain, was published in 1924 and the first volume of his tetralogy Joseph and his Brothers in 1933. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1933 Thomas Mann left Germany to live in Switzerland. Then, after several previous visits, in 1938 he settled in the United States where he wrote Doctor Faustus and The Holy Sinner. Among the honours he recieved in the USA was his appointment as a Fellow of the Library of Congress. He revisited his native country in 1949 and returned to Switzerland in 1952, where The Black Swan and Confessions of Felix Krull were written and where he died in 1955.

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Buddenbrooks

Buddenbrooks

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Lotte In Weimar

Lotte In Weimar

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Thomas Mann's meditation on the power of literary representation and the tyranny of the writer's imagination, published in Vintage Classics for the first time. Mann's novel, written some 150 years after Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, follows Lotte Kestner, Goethe's real-life heroine, as she makes a pilgrimage to Weimar to meet the author who courted her forty years before. To her surprise, Lotte is greeted on her arrival as a celebrity and immediately taken up into Goethe's set. Time and place are brilliantly evoked in Mann's novel, but its genius lies in his masterful portrayal of Goethe himself, and of the astonishing influence he exerted on his contemporaries.

Confessions Of Felix Krull

Confessions Of Felix Krull

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

The late, great work of Thomas Mann - a comic novel of deception and misplaced confidence - back in print for the first time in over twenty years 'The most astonishing work that Mann ever wrote and also one of the most perfect. . . with Felix Krull the world receives from Thomas Mann the gift which German literature has almost proverbially withheld from it: the great comic novel'- Edwin Muir Waiter by day, man about Paris by night; the young and good looking Felix Krull has created for himself a personality to charm and deceive the world of wealth. When the Marquis de Venosta makes him a proposal that he can't refuse, the young Felix finds himself on the pathway that will elevate him into the world of riches.

Tonio Kroger

Tonio Kroger

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2018

Tonio Kroger es un personaje inolvidable, un inadaptado que nos permite indagar en el miedo social, el desconocimiento de nosotros mismos, en la mediocridad y en el arte. Tonio Kroger es el libro mas cercano al corazon de Thomas Mann, el mas autobiografico, el texto perfecto para conocer a uno de los mejores escritores del siglo XX.

Death in Venice and Other Stories (Vintage Classic Europeans Series)

Death in Venice and Other Stories (Vintage Classic Europeans Series)

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

The Vintage Classics Europeans series - with covers provided by textile design firm Wallace Sewell, these are must-have editions of European masterpieces, celebrating the warp and weft of a shared literary treasury Aging writer Gustave von Aschenbach is disappointed by Venice. The skies are leaden, the air is thick and sultry, and a sickening stench emanates from the murky labyrinth of canals. It would hardly be sensible to stay, especially not when rumours of a 'sickness' spread through the city. And yet Aschenbach cannot leave: he has seen an entirely beautiful young boy and has fallen under an enchantment. He must stay near the boy, though never speaking to him, even until it is too late. Also includes the stories 'LITTLE HERR FRIEDEMANN', 'THE JOKER', 'THE ROAD TO THE CHURCHYARD', 'GLADIUS DEI', 'TRISTAN' and 'TONIO KRUGER'. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY DAVID LUKE 'Mann was a master magician of German - and world - literature in the twentieth century' Sunday Telegraph

Death In Venice

Death In Venice

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2018

Death In Venice

Death In Venice

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2018

Death in Venice

Death in Venice

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

First published in 1912, "e;Death in Venice"e; is Thomas Mann's novella concerning Gustav von Aschenbach, a famous middle-aged author who in order to alleviate a terrible case of writer's black decides to go on holiday. Gustav first travels to the coast of Austria-Hungary but soon is overcome with the feeling that he is meant to travel to Venice. On Lido Island he takes up residence in a suite at the Grand Hotel des Bains. During dinner one evening at the hotel he sees a family at a table nearby and becomes fascinated by the beauty of their adolescent fourteen year old boy named Tadzio. His interest in Tadzio at first enlivens in him an uplifting and artistic spirit, however as the days pass his interest begins to grow into an unhealthy obsession. As the weather in Venice turns hot and humid, Gustav, feeling his health to be in decline, decides to travel to a cooler locale, however a mix up with his luggage, draws him back to the hotel and Tadzio, which he inwardly rejoices. Though Gustav never acts on his feelings regarding the boy he nevertheless feels himself drawn down a path of ruinous inward desire. A classic depiction of emotional suffering, "e;Death in Venice"e; brilliantly depicts the tragic intensity of inner psychological torment. This edition follows the translation of Martin C. Doege.

Royal Highness

Royal Highness

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Thomas Mann was a prominent German writer in the twentieth century. Mann's epic novels were known for their depiction of human psychology. Royal Highness is a satirical novel centering around the dying monarchy. This edition includes a table of contents.

Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie

Buddenbrooks: Verfall einer Familie

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Laut Wikipedia: "e;Buddenbrooks war Thomas Manns erster Roman, der 1901 im Alter von 26 Jahren veroffentlicht wurde. Die Veroffentlichung der 2. Auflage im Jahre 1903 bestatigte, dass Buddenbrooks ein groer literarischer Erfolg in Deutschland war. Sie portratiert den Untergang (bereits angekundigt (Untertitel: Niedergang einer Familie) einer wohlhabenden Kaufmannsfamilie Lubecks uber vier Generationen hinweg.Das Buch wird allgemein als ein Portrat der deutschen burgerlichen Gesellschaft uber mehrere Jahrzehnte des 19. Jahrhunderts hinweg verstanden: Das Buch zeigt Manns charakteristischen, detaillierten Stil, und es war dieser Roman, der Mann den Nobelpreis in der Literatur 1929 gewann, obwohl laut Manns Frau diese Leistung ohne die Veroffentlichung von The Magic Mountain nicht geschehen hatte.

London After Midnight A New Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources

London After Midnight A New Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2018

Buddenbrooks

Buddenbrooks

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

Thomas Mann erzahlt in seinem Roman "e;Buddenbrooks"e; den allmahlichen Abstieg einer reichen Kaufmannsfamilie aus dem hanseatischen Burgertum uber mehrere Generationen hinweg. Er stellt in seinem Werk, das 1901 veroffentlicht wurde, die Frage nach den Bedingungen burgerlicher Existenz, ihren Widerspruchlichkeiten, Zwangen und moglichen Gegenentwurfen, wie sie sich etwa in der Existenz des "e;freien"e; Kunstlers andeutet

Der Tod in Venedig

Der Tod in Venedig

Author: Thomas Mann Format: eBook Release Date: 23/03/2017

Thomas Mann selbst bezeichnete den Tod in Venedig als eine "e;Novelle gewagten, wenn nicht unmoglichen Gegenstandes"e; und bezieht sich dabei auf den plotzlichen "e;Einbruch der Leidenschaft"e; in das Leben eines homoerotisch veranlagten Menschen. Der nicht mehr junge Schriftsteller Gustav Aschenbach - mit den Gesichtszugen Gustav Mahlers - entdeckt fur sich am Lido des schwulwarmen Venedig die Gestalt des schonen Knaben Tadzio, strebt in seinen Gedanken zu ihm und steigert sich in eine unerfullbare Liebe, deren Opfer er schlielich wird. In der Textfassung der Groen kommentierten Frankfurter Ausgabe (GKFA), mit Daten zu Leben und Werk und einem ausfuhrlichen Nachwort des Herausgebers Terence James Reed.

Die Briefe der Manns

Die Briefe der Manns

Erstmals veroffentlicht: Die Briefe der Manns mit uber 100 unbekannten Briefen aus sechs JahrzehntenThomas Mann ist in sein Werk vertieft. Wenn der Literaturnobelpreistrager daraus auftaucht, nimmt er mit Witz und Neugier am Treiben seiner Familie teil. Katia Mann kummert sich um alles. Die Mutter rat und ermutigt, schickt Geld und scharfe Worte - vor allem die Tochter Monika, die oft abseits steht, bekommt es immer wieder ab. Erika, Klaus, Golo, Monika, Michael und Elisabeth Mann: Sechs Kinder suchen ihren Platz in der weiten Welt, in die sie vor Hitler fliehen mussten. Ihre Briefe erzahlen vom politischen Kampf und vom Schreiben, von Liebe und Eifersucht, von Erfolgen, Drogen und Ungluck.Im Anschluss an den Bestseller Die Manns. Geschichte einer Familie der die beruhmte Schriftstellerfamilie in neuem Licht gezeigt hat, legen Tilmann Lahme, Holger Pils und Kerstin Klein eine Auswahl von Familienbriefen vor: Die weitgehend unbekannten und ungedruckten Schreiben aus sechs Jahrzehnten zeichnen ein intimes und oft uberraschendes Portrat der Familie des "e;Zauberers"e;. Die Erfolge, der Witz und die Abgrunde der Manns sind stets nur einen Satz entfernt.

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