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Thomas Mann : The Ironic German - Erich Heller

Thomas Mann

The Ironic German

Paperback Published: 11th May 1981
ISBN: 9780521280228
Number Of Pages: 316

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In this book, which was first published in 1958 and reissued in 1981, Professor Heller sees Mann as the late heir of the central tradition of modern German literature and also as one of the most ironic writers within that tradition. He offers a detailed study of the major works of fiction, Buddenbrooks, Tonio Kroher, Death in Venice, The Magic Mountain, Joseph and His Brothers, Doctor Faustus and Felix Krull, as well as a discussion of Mann's most significant political essay, 'Meditations of a Non-Political Man'. Beyond this, Heller's book is a profound commentary on Mann by a mind attuned to (and mouded by) precisely the intellectual and cultural traditions which are so much part of Mann's creative make-up.

Introduction: a tribute
Pessimism and sensibility
The embarrassed muse
The conservative imagination
Conservation on the magic mountain
The theology of irony
Parody, tragic and comic
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ISBN: 9780521280228
ISBN-10: 0521280222
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 11th May 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4