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A companion to the works of Thomas Mann, edited by Herbert Lehnert and Eva Wessell

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A companion to the works of Thomas Mann
Title
A companion to the works of Thomas Mann
Statement of responsibility
edited by Herbert Lehnert and Eva Wessell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Mann is among the greatest of German prose writers, and was the first German novelist to reach a wide English-speaking readership since Goethe. Novels such as Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, and Doktor Faustus attest to his mastery of subtle, distanced irony, while novellas such as Death in Venice reveal him at the height of his mastery of language. In addition to fresh insights about these best-known works of Mann, this volume treats less-often-discussed works such as Joseph and His Brothers, Lotte in Weimar, and Felix Krull, as well as his political writings and essays. Mann himself was a paradox: his role as family-father was both refuge and façade; his love of Germany was matched by his contempt for its having embraced Hitler. While in exile during the Nazi period, he functioned as the prime representative of the "good" Germany in the fight against fascism, and he has often been remembered this way in English-speaking lands. But a new view of Mann is emerging half a century after his death: a view of him as one of the great writers of a modernity understood as extending into our 21st century. This volume provides sixteen essays by American and European specialists. They demonstrate the relevance of his writings for our time, making particular use of the biographical material that is now available.Contributors: Ehrhard Bahr, Manfred Dierks, Werner Frizen, Clayton Koelb, Helmut Koopmann, Wolfgang Lederer, Hannelore Mundt, Peter Pütz, Jens Rieckmann, Hans Joachim Sandberg, Egon Schwarz, and Hans Vaget.Herbert Lehnert is Research Professor, and Eva Wessell is lecturer in Humanities, both at the University of California, Irvine
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2625.A44
LC item number
Z397 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1925-
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  • Lehnert, Herbert
  • Wessell, Eva.
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Mann, Thomas
  • Mann, Thomas
Label
A companion to the works of Thomas Mann, edited by Herbert Lehnert and Eva Wessell
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136398
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132192
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
A companion to the works of Thomas Mann, edited by Herbert Lehnert and Eva Wessell
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 May 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781571136398
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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