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(full book description) Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ, 2002. 1st Edition 1st Printing, NEW, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 581pgs(Index). B/W Text Photos. NEW copy. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0691070695 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY166242I
Sinopsis: Book by Kurzke Hermann
Críticas: 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
Título: Thomas Mann Life as a Work of Art A ...
Editorial: Princeton U.P.
Año de publicación: 2002
Ilustrador: B/W Text Photos
Condición del libro: New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Edición: First Edition.
Tipo de libro: Book
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Good/Good ex-library copy with all attendant markings. No markings to text block. Brodart cover. Nº de ref. del artículo: 40565
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. 1st Edition. 0691070695 Tight, Clean. Dj Shows Sticker Residue To Front. Nº de ref. del artículo: 196287
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. 1st edition, 1st printing, NOT BOOKCLUB. From the inside cover: "This vivid, sometimes tragic, and often humorous literary biography brings to life as never before the extraordinary talent and complex person who was Thomas Mann. The book provides fresh and sometimes starling insights into both famous and littleknown episodes in Mann's life and into his writing- the only realm in which he ever felt free. This is the richest available portrait of Thomas Mann as man and writer- the place to start for anyone wanting to know anything about his life, work, or times.". Nº de ref. del artículo: x1646
Descripción Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2002. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 581 pages. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket with slight scratching to rear cover and a faint cup circle to front cover. Clean, tight copy. Record # 460679. Nº de ref. del artículo: 460679
Descripción Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Black cloth, lettered in gold foil. Former owner's address label mounted on upper front pastedown (inside front cover), otherwise as issued. Pictorial dust jacket essentially as issued, now in mylar. xiv,582 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 037130
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2002. hardcover. Condición: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st edition. Princeton. 2002. Princeton University Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN: 0691070695. Translated from the German by Leslie Willson. 752 pages. hardcover. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This vivid, sometimes tragic, and often humorous literary biography brings to life as never before the extraordinary talent and complex person who was Thomas Mann. Engrossing vignettes enable us to enter Mann’s life and work from unique angles. We meet the difficult, even unsavory private man: hypochondriac and nervous, narcissistic and vainglorious, isolated and greedy for love, shy and often ungenerous. But we are also introduced to a man who lived an eventful life, was capable of great kindness, loved dogs, doted on his daughters, and listened to Jack Benny. We experience Mann’s tragedy as the quintessential German forced by the rise of National Socialism first into inner exile and then into real exile in Switzerland, Princeton, and California. His letters from this time reveal the torment that exile represented for a writer whose work, indeed whose very self, was inextricably bound up with the German language. The book provides fresh and sometimes startling insights into both famous and little-known episodes in Mann’s life and into his writing—the only realm in which he ever felt free. It shows how love, death, religion, and politics were not merely themes in Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, and other works, but were woven into the fabric of his existence and preoccupied him unrelentingly. It also teases out what is known about what Mann considered his celibate homoeroticism and what others have labeled closeted homosexuality. In particular, we learn about his affection for the young man who inspired the character of Tadzio in Death in Venice. And, against the unfocused accusations of anti-Semitism that have been leveled at Mann, the book examines in human detail his relationships with Jewish writers, friends, and family members. This is the richest available portrait of Thomas Mann as man and writer—the place to start for anyone wanting to know anything about his life, work, or times. inventory #34971. Nº de ref. del artículo: z34971
Descripción Princeton Univ Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Nº de ref. del artículo: 047669
Descripción Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2002. Hardcover. Condición: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. First Edition with full numberline. "This vivid, sometimes tragic, and often humorous literary biography brings to life as never before the extraordinary talent and complex person who was Thomas Mann." Ships same or next business day. Spine is slightly skewed and loose. Minimal edge wear. Tiny bump on spine head. Shallow dent on tail edge of back board. Overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket has minor edge and shelf wear. Small creases on spine ends. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 581 pages. Nº de ref. del artículo: 73696