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Thomas Mann's war : literature, politics, and the world republic of letters

Author: Tobias Boes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the period of his American exile in the 1930s and 1940s, the German author Thomas Mann became one of the most prominent anti-fascists in the United States, and in so doing forever transformed our understanding of what a modern writer is and should be doing"--
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Genre/Form: History
Livres numériques
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Boes
ISBN: 1501744992 9781501744990 9781501745010 1501745018
OCLC Number: 1131901332
Awards: Winner of DAAD/GSA Book Prize for the Best Book in Germanistik and Cultural Studies 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xvii, 354 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the German envoy to America --
The teacher of Germany --
The greatest living man of letters --
Interlude I: Joseph in Egypt --
The first citizen of the international republic of letters --
Interlude II: Lotte in Weimar --
Hitler's most intimate enemy --
Interlude III: the tables of the law --
A blooming flower --
Interlude IV: Joseph the provider --
The loyal American subject --
Interlude V: Doctor Faustus --
The isolated world citizen.
Responsibility: Tobias Boes.

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