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Thomas Mann : life as a work of art : a biography

Author: Hermann Kurzke; Leslie Willson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This vivid, sometimes tragic, and often humorous literary biography brings to life as never before the extraordinary talent and complex person who was Thomas Mann." "Engrossing vignettes enable us to enter Mann's life and work from unique angles. We meet the difficult, even unsavory private man: hypochondriac and nervous, narcissistic and vainglorious, isolated and greedy for love, shy and often ungenerous. But we  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kurzke, Hermann.
Thomas Mann.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606889592
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Kurzke; Leslie Willson
ISBN: 0691070695 9780691070698 0713995009 9780713995008
OCLC Number: 49226207
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2003.
Description: xi, 581 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Childhood and School Days --
Chronicle 1875-1894 --
Horoscope --
Sunday Bells --
In the Shadow of St. Mary's Church --
Thunder and Lightning --
Othellos --
Lead Soldiers and Playing Gods --
Your Sapiency and Lubeck's Most Beautiful Woman --
Bed and Sleep, Elegiacal --
Stretch, Curtail, Corrupt --
Flunking --
The Autodidact --
Fellow Students --
Early Love and First Writings --
Chronicle 1889-1893 --
First Love: Armin Martens --
Williram Timpe --
The Sunken Treasure --
Lost Poems and Dramas --
Spring Storm and Other Immature Things --
Girls in Lubeck --
Before Fame --
Chronicle 1894-1901 --
Deciding for His Mother --
Freedom --
Talented and Chosen --
A Metaphysical Magic Potion --
Klarchen --
Quiet in All the Cellars! --
Knowledge Is the Deepest Torment in the World --
Elbow Room: Little Herr Friedemann --
Primal Odds and Ends --
The Opera Glass --
General Dr. von Staat --
Italy --
"Amen!" Means "Enough!" --
A Scavenger --
But the Little Hunchback, Too --
Thomas and Heinrich --
Chronicle 1875-1914 --
Papa's Death and Goodwill --
In Inimicos --
Lorenzo and the Prior --
Correspondence --
Plebeians and Chandalas, Renaissance Men and the Ideal of Feminine Artistic Beauty --
The Hunt for Love --
Heinrich and Katia --
The Path to Marriage --
Chronicle 1900-1905 --
A Stroke of Luck --
Tonio Kroger --
I Love You! My God ... I Love You! --
The Flirtation Squabble --
Paul's Death --
Chastity --
"Du"--Informal Address --
Literature and Life --
Mary Smith --
Money Matches --
The Courtship of Katia Pringsheim.
Other Titles: Thomas Mann.
Responsibility: Hermann Kurzke ; translated by Leslie Willson.
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Provides fresh insights into both famous and little-known episodes in Thomas Mann's life and into his writing - the only realm in which he ever felt free. This book shows how love, death, religion,  Read more...

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2003 "With brilliantly erudite perspicacity, Kurzke opens before us the chasm running through Mann's life; Mann felt that his artist's alienation, his Read more...

 
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