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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann


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Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. In addition to introductory chapters on all the main works of fiction and the essays and diaries, there are four chapters examining Mann's oeuvre in relation to major themes. A final chapter looks at the pitfalls of translating Mann into English. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading.


Specially-commissioned essays explore key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life.

About the Author

Ritchie Robertson is Professor of German at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor of St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature (1985) and Heine (1988), which have also been published in German translation, and The 'Jewish Question' in German Literature, 1749-1939 (1999). He has also published numerous translations from German, including works by Heine and Hoffmann. He is an editor of The Modern Language Review.

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Mann in history T. J. Reed; 2. Mann's intellectual world Paul Bishop; 3. Mann's literary techniques Michael Minden; 4. Mann's man's world: gender and sexuality Andrew Webber; 5. Thomas Mann's early novellas Mark M. Anderson; 6. Classicism and its pitfalls: Death in Venice Ritchie Robertson; 7. The personal becomes political: Disorder and Early Sorrow and Mario and the Magician Alan Bance; 8. Buddenbrooks: between realism and aestheticism Judith Ryan; 9. The Magic Mountain Michael Beddow; 10. Religion and culture: Joseph and his Brothers Wolf-Daniel Hartwich; 11. Doctor Faustus Susan Von Rohr Scaff; Lotte in Wiemar Yahya Elsaghe; 13. The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man Frederick Lubich; 14. Mann as essayist Hinrich Siefken; 15. Mann as diarist T. J. Reed; 16. Mann in English Timothy Buck.

Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Robertson, Ritchie
Robertson, Ritchie
Biography & Autobiography-Literary
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Literary Criticism : European - General
Publication Date:
November 2001

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Biography » Literary
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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