German essayist, cultural critic, and novelist, Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Among his most famous works are "Buddenbrooks", published when he was just twenty-six, "The Magic Mountain", and "Doctor Faustus".
German essayist, cultural critic, and novelist, Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Among his most famous works are "Buddenbrooks", published when he was just twenty-six, "The Magic Mountain", and "Doctor Faustus". See less
The following is a personality profile of Thomas Mann based on his work.
Thomas Mann is shrewd.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Thomas Mann is also imaginative: he has a wild imagination.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
This book is very interesting and keeps you engaged. The author keeps the story within the biblical age and centers it around Joseph and his clan. The foregrounding of the story including ancestors ... Read More
Hey, brush up on your German to get the most out of this blockbuster. It's in the same league as Dostoevski's Crime and Punishment and Brothers Karamozov.. A masterpiece that helped Thomas Mann win ... Read More
Answer: yes, in a sense. First however: the translation in the Penguin edition is simply dreadful. One sometimes has to stop and try to reconstruct the German in order to figure out what is meant. ... Read More
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