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Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

·3.94·128,139 Ratings
“ Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ” ― Rumi
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  • Mario and the Magician

    1991·
    ·3.43·1,394 Ratings
    Mario and the Magician is one of Mann's most political stories. Mann openly criticizes fascism, a choice which later became one of the grounds for his exile to Switzerland following Hitler's rise to power. The sorcerer, Cipolla, is analogous to the fascis
  • Passionate Journey

    2001·
    ·4.03·111 Ratings
    Produced in 1919, Passionate Journey uses Masereel's simple and precise woodcuts to present a story of one man's life and loves in post-World War I Berlin.
  • Joseph and His Brothers

    2005·
    ·4.41·1,210 Ratings
    This remarkable new translation of the Nobel Prize-winner’s great masterpiece is a major literary event.Thomas Mann regarded his monumental retelling of the biblical story of Joseph as his magnum opus. He conceived of the four parts–The Stories of Jac
  • The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India

    1959·
    ·3.81·363 Ratings
    The novella, 'The Transposed Heads' is Thomas Mann's philosophical version of an Indian legend about the conflict between mind and body. In a twinned paroxysm, two friends, the intellectual Shridaman and the earthy Nanda, behead themselves. Magically, the
  • The Holy Sinner

    1997·
    ·3.92·512 Ratings
    THE BOOK: An epic arch sinfulness, The Holy Sinner is one of Thomas Mann's great works. From the incestuous union of the two beautiful children of the Duke Grimald of Flanders a boy is born. Left to die at sea, the child is eventually rescued & brough
  • Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man: The Early Years

    1992·
    ·3.89·2,344 Ratings
    Thomas Mann's final novel recounts the strange and entranced career of the gifted swindler, Felix Krull, through his childhood and early manhood. Krull is a man unhampered by moral precepts that govern the conduct of ordinary mortals, and this natural lac
  • The Black Swan

    1990·
    ·3.49·311 Ratings
    Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice. Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psych
  • Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family

    1994·
    ·4.14·13,934 Ratings
    Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1901, when Mann was only twenty-six, has become a classic of modern literature.It is the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany facing the advent of modernity; in an uncertai
  • Tonio Kröger

    2013·
    ·3.73·3,222 Ratings
    A title in the Bristol Classical Press German Texts series, in German with English notes, vocabulary and introduction. Thomas Mann (1875-1955), was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929, and "Tonio Kroger" occupies a central position in his spiri
  • Die Erzählungen

    2005··German
    ·4.24·143 Ratings
    Im Werk von Thomas Mann stehen die Erzählungen gleichberechtigt neben den großen Romanen. Ihre formale Klarheit und sprachliche Präzision zeichnen sie ebenso aus wie ihr Humor und ihr psychologischer Scharfblick.Bereits der junge Thomas Mann hat die ku
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