Art and Its Uses in Thomas Mann's 'felix Krull'


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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of identity crisis for the upper and middle classes, one in which increased social mobility caused the blurring of traditional boundaries and created a need for reference works such as the British Who's Who (1897). At the same time, the rise of a new leisure industry and an increase in international travel led to a boom period for confidence men, who frequently operated in hotels and holiday resorts. Thomas Mann's Felix Krull, written between 1910-13 and continued (though never ...

Art and Its Uses in Thomas Mann's 'felix Krull' 2008, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781905981052