Thomas Mann


Born
in Lübeck, Germany
June 06, 1875

Died
August 12, 1955

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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.”
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice and Other Tales

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

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The Age of Innocence The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Edith Wharton
 
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Buddenbrooks Buddenbrooks The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann Thomas Mann
 
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The Collector The Collector by John Fowles John Fowles
 
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Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run by John Updike John Updike
 
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