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 Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer. Mann was a member of the Hanseatic Mann family, and portrayed his own family in the novel Buddenbrooks. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann 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...
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  • ''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...
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  • ''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....
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  • ''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).
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  • ''"Beer, tobacco, and music," he went on. "Behold the Fatherland."''
    Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 112, trans. by H...
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  • glenda bowen (3/27/2020 10:12:00 PM)

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