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The Cambridge Introduction to Thomas Mann
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The Cambridge Introduction to Thomas Mann
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Table of Contents

Contents

Chronology
vii
1       Introduction
1
Keywords
2
2       Origins, influences, and early mastery
13
Childhood and early influences
13
First novellas
18
Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family
24
3       Artists and outcasts in Mann’s early fiction
33
Tonio Kröger
34
Artists, ascetics, and outcasts
37
Marriage and the artist
41
Death in Venice
46
4       From world war to the Weimar Republic
54
Mann’s wartime journalism
54
The evolution of Mann’s political thought
58
A return to literature
61
The Magic Mountain
63
5       The struggle against National Socialism
73
Joseph and his Brothers
78
Disorder and Early Sorrow and Mario and the Magician
85
Lotte in Weimar
91
Transposed Heads and The Tables of the Law
96
6       A pact with the devil: Doctor Faustus
101
7       Tribulations and final triumphs
113
Mann’s last years
113
The Holy Sinner
115
The Black Swan
117
The Confessions of Felix Krull
120
Mann’s subsequent reception and reputation
123
Notes
128
Suggested further reading
132
Index
135



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