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The Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955

The Letters of Thomas Mann, 1889-1955

by Thomas Mann
     
 

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This selection of Thomas Mann's letters, first published in a Vintage edition in 1975, spans sixty-six years from the first, written by a precocious fourteen-year-old, to the last, composed on his deathbed by the eighty-year-old Nobel Laureate, and includes letters to family and to such celebrated contemporaries as Gide, Freud, Brecht, Einstein, Hesse, Schoenberg,

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This selection of Thomas Mann's letters, first published in a Vintage edition in 1975, spans sixty-six years from the first, written by a precocious fourteen-year-old, to the last, composed on his deathbed by the eighty-year-old Nobel Laureate, and includes letters to family and to such celebrated contemporaries as Gide, Freud, Brecht, Einstein, Hesse, Schoenberg, and Adorno. Covering two world wars and exile in Europe and America, Mann's letters offer the reader insight into the concerns and values of one of the great writers of our time.

Editorial Reviews

John Thompson
There is enough here to allow us to see with our own eyes [the] true progress of this artist through the disasters of history in his lifetime…No biography, not even an autobiography, can give this sense of the immediate living of a life.
Harper's Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520069688
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/11/1990
Edition description:
Selected and translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.17(h) x 1.27(d)

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James K. Lyon
These letters are literary and cultural documents that have few equals in our age. Monn's pivotal role in the Nazi period as perhaps the most eloquent spokesperson for the 'other Germany' that lived in exile means that anyone studying the history must begin with him.
—James K. Lyon, University of California, San Diego

Meet the Author

Thomas Mann (1875-1955), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929, wrote essays as well as some of the great fiction of the twentieth century, including Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Death in VeBérénice, Joseph and His Brothers, and Doctor Faustus.

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