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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Ritchie Robertson

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Ritchie Robertson (Editor)


Published: 4th February 2002
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Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. In addition to introductory chapters on all the main works of fiction, the essays and diaries, there are four chapters examining Mann's oeuvre in relation to major themes. These thematic explorations include his position as a realistic writer concerned with the history of his own times and as a commentator on German and American politics; his controversial reputation as an intellectual novelist; the literary techniques that enabled his challenging fictions to appeal to a wide audience; and the homosexual subtext running through his fiction and diaries. A final chapter looks at the pitfalls of translating Mann into English. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for scholars and students.

'Those who look for new insights into Mann's novels and shorter fiction will not be disappointed.' Modern Language Review

Mann in history
Mann's intellectual world
Mann's literary techniques
Mann's man's world: gender and sexuality
Thomas Mann's early novellas
Classicism and its pitfalls: Death in Venice
The personal becomes political: Disorder and Early Sorrow and Mario and the Magician
Buddenbrooks: between realism and aestheticism
The Magic Mountain
Religion and culture: Joseph and his Brothers
Doctor Faustus
Lotte in Wiemar Yahya Elsaghe
The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Mann as essayist
Mann as diarist
Mann in English
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ISBN: 9780521653107
ISBN-10: 052165310X
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 4th February 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57