Thomas Mann


Born
in Lübeck, Germany
June 06, 1875

Died
August 12, 1955

Genre

Influences


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Serbian: Tomas Man

Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important Ger
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“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
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“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Polls

October 2016 New School Group Read

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  34 votes, 21.5%

 
  32 votes, 20.3%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.1%

1984, Neuromancer by William Gibson, 271 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.5%

1924, The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 706 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.6%

1939, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 231 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.6%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

1956, The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick, 103 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

1990, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, 246 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.1%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.2%

1978, Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec, 581 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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