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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Prater, Donald A., 1918-
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
|Named Person:||Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Donald A Prater
|Description:||xviii, 554 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||I. Decline of a Family 1875-1900 --
II. Beyond Decadence to Prestige 1901-1914 --
III. The Magic Mountain - and Non-Political Reflections 1914-1924 --
IV. Involvement of a Latter-Day Goethe 1925-1932 --
V. The Hesitant Emigre 1933-1936 --
VI. 'I Believe in America' 1937-1941 --
VII. Anguish over Germany 1941-1948 --
VIII. The Isolated World Citizen 1949-1951 --
IX. Return to 'Europe's Ancient Soil' 1952-1955.
Prater sees a fascinating and crucially important embodiment of the 'German problem' still so much of relevance to the Europe of today. But alongside discussion of Mann's career as an intellectual statesman, and the vast achievement of his novels, Prater also reveals the hidden side of a life dedicated to the pursuit of fame, discussing Mann's homosexuality, and highlighting the importance to his career of his family and his not infrequently complex relations with its talented members, many of them significant authors in their own right.