Klaus Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer.
Born in Munich, Klaus Mann was the son of German writer Thomas Mann and his wife, Katia Pringsheim. His father was baptized as a Lutheran, while his mother was from a family of secular Jews. He began writing short stories in 1924 and the following year became drama critic for a Berlin newspaper. His first literary works ... more »
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''One cannot serve this Eros without becoming a stranger in society as it is today; one cannot commit oneself to this form of love without incurring a mortal wound.''Klaus Mann (1906-1949), German author, son of Thomas Mann. Mann was speaking of his homosexuality. Quoted in Marcel Reich-Ranicki, "Klaus Mann," Thoma...