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Thomas Mann


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Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and ... more »

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  • ''Six months at most after they get here, these young people—and they are mostly young who come—have lost every idea they had, except flirtation and temperature.''
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 5, p. 198, trans. by H...
  • ''Psycho-analyses—how disgusting.''
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 1, p. 9, trans. by Hel...
  • ''Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.''
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 5, pp. 221-222, trans....
  • ''Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.''
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. The Magic Mountain, ch. 6, "Of The City of God," (1924), trans. by H.T. Lowe-Porter (1928).
  • It seemed there was a sort of poisoning, an auto-infection of the organisms, so Dr. Krokowski said; it was caused by the disintegration of a substance ... and the products of this disintegration opera...
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 5, p. 188, trans. by H...
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