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Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann (June 6, 1875 - August 12, 1955) was a German writer.

Born in Lübeck. He lived in Munich, from 1891 until 1933. He emigrated from Nazi Germany to Küsnacht[?] near Zürich, Switzerland in 1933, then in 1942 to Pacific Palisades, California[?], USA, returned to Europe in 1952, and lived in Kilchberg[?] near Zürich where he died in 1955.

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929.

Younger brother of Heinrich Mann.

Father of Klaus Mann.

His works include:

  • Little Herr Friedemann (1898) = Der kleine Herr Friedemann
  • Buddenbrooks (1901)
  • Tonio Kröger (1903)
  • Royal Highness (1909) = Königliche Hoheit
  • Death in Venice (1912) = Der Tod in Venedig
  • Reflections of an Unpolitical Man (1918) = Betrachtungen eines Unpolitischen
  • The German Republic (1922) = Von deutscher Republik
  • The Magic Mountain (1924) = Der Zauberberg
  • Disorder and Early Sorrow (1926) = Unordnung und frühes Leid
  • Mario and the Magician (1930) = Mario und der Zauberer
  • Joseph and His Brothers (1933-43) = Joseph und seine Brüder
The Tales of Jacob (1933)
The Young Joseph (1934)
Joseph in Egypt (1936)
Joseph the Provider (1943)
  • The Problem of Freedom (1937) = Das Problem der Freiheit
  • Lotte in Weimar or The Beloved Returns (1939)
  • The Transposed Heads (1940) = Die vertauschten Köpfe - Eine indische Legende
  • Doctor Faustus (1947) = Doktor Faustus
  • The Holy Sinner (1951) = Der Erwählte
  • Confessions of Felix Krull Confidence Man, The Early Years (1922/1954) = Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren erster Teil

see also Western canon



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