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Thomas Mann Life as a Work of Art A Biography

Kurzke, Hermann

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ISBN 10: 0691070695 / ISBN 13: 9780691070698
Editorial: Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ, 2002
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Título: Thomas Mann Life as a Work of Art A ...

Editorial: Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: B/W Text Photos

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: First Edition.

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With brilliantly erudite perspicacity, Kurzke opens before us the chasm running through Mann's life; Mann felt that his artist's alienation, his creative decadence were separated from the mainstream's wholesome middle-class robustness... [Kurzke's] centerpiece is Mann's dark side, and for more than 500 pages, the book tracks the labyrinthine ways in which that darkness nourished genius. -- Frederic Morton, Los Angeles Times A monument of good sense and sensitivity... A humane account of a human being, vulnerable, obsessive, not overly likeable, and driven by an extraordinary talent, a mixture for which it is possible to feel sympathy and empathy when we are given both man and writer in this depth. -- T. J. Reed, Times Literary Supplement [This book] may easily become the definitive biography of the great writer. Drawing deeply on letters, journals, diaries and essays, he engages in close readings of all of Mann's writings to demonstrate the ways the writer's life so intimately informs his art and the ways that his art informs his life. -- Publisher's Weekly Hermann Kurzke's grand Thomas Mann biography... A triumph of German literary scholarship. -- Die Welt Have we yet gleaned from any work--with such assured elucidation--a comparably comprehensive exposition of the visceral artistic essence of the 'sorcerer's' leitmotif? -- Die Presse The most interesting Mann biography in a long time. -- Die Woche Brilliantly written. -- Der Tagesspiegel An impressive and convincing portrait of Thomas Mann... The best portrait. -- Neue Zurcher Zeitung [Kurze's] is the first book destined to generate broad interest in the work of the most significant German novelist. It is a biography for the impassioned reader. -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Hermann Kurzke (finally!) gives the writer his due... The biography as a work of art! -- Suddeutsche Zeitung A major achievement in literary biography. -- Booklist [An] insightful biography... Kurzke proceeds ... by a series of mini-essays, each focused on an event or element of Mann's life. He demonstrates intelligent sympathy for his subject and a necessary awareness of the dangers of his method. For he is, in an important sense, unwriting Mann's lifework, making explicit and biographical what Mann encoded and universalized. -- Adam Kirsch, American Scholar The most penetrating and nuanced portrait we possess of Germany's greatest 20th-century novelist as a human being... The author of this compelling biography is masterly. -- Eda Segarra, Irish Times A comprehensive, sensitive biography that takes into consideration all the new information about Mann's life that has become known in recent years... This civilized, readable, erudite but never arcane study is one of the best accounts of the life of a complex man, perplexed, tortured by his sexual predilections. -- Choice This absorbing biography of Thomas Mann ... allows us to peek into the altogether private world of the great German writer. -- Virgina Quarterly Review Kurzke's extensive and profound knowledge of all of Thomas Mann's writings ... allows him to see what Thomas Mann made in literature out of the facts and personages of his life. For in Kurzke's eyes Thomas Mann did not believe in making things up. This is the basis for the biography: Mann's life directly reflects his life... [T]his is a fascinating book that will provoke and inspire anyone who reads it. -- Rodney Symington, Seminar

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