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Thomas Mann's world : empire, race, and the Jewish question

Author: Todd Curtis Kontje
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Exactly how Thomas Mann's significance registers with the scholarly and general public has been subject to change. For many, Mann retains the aura of the 'good German, ' the Nobel Laureate who was the most vocal leader of the exile community against Hitler and the Third Reich. His diaries, however, contain some rather nasty comments about Mann's many Jewish friends and acquaintances, inspiring a renewed look at the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann; Thomas Mann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Curtis Kontje
ISBN: 9780472117468 0472117467
OCLC Number: 617509016
Description: viii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Buddenbrooks : province, nation, and empire --
The married artist and the Jewish question --
Reflections of a nonpolitical man : conservative anti-imperialism --
Empires of air : the hermetic world of The magic mountain --
Joseph and his brothers : fascism, orientalism, and ancient cosmopolitanism --
Doctor Faustus : from Sonderweg to universal catastrophe --
Confessions of Felix Krull : the final journey.
Responsibility: Todd Kontje.
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Provides a comprehensive reevaluation of Thomas Mann as the representative German author of the Age of Empire, placing Mann's comments about Jews and the Jewish characters in his fiction in the  Read more...


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