Mann: Doctor Faustus by Michael BeddowMann: Doctor Faustus by Michael Beddow

Mann: Doctor Faustus

byMichael BeddowEditorJ. P. Stern

Paperback | October 28, 1994

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In Doktor Faustus, his last major novel, Thomas Mann attempted to interpret and judge Germany's role in European culture and history since the Reformation. In this study, Michael Beddow analyzes the chief historical, theological, psychological and musical themes of this complex work, and considers Mann's indebtedness to the Faust tradition, Nietzsche, and neo-Marxism. He concludes with an account of the novel's generally hostile reception in defeated Germany. The book also includes a chronological table and a guide to further reading.
Title:Mann: Doctor FaustusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:October 28, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521375924

ISBN - 13:9780521375924


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Chronological table of Thomas Mann's life; Table of Adrian Leverkühn's life and works; Note on editions; 1. Antecedents; 2. An artist's life; 3. Matters theological; 4. Germans; 5. Reception; 6. Further reading.

Editorial Reviews

"As a recent addition to the concise and yet insightful series, Landmarks of World Literature, Beddow's study of Doktor Faustus provides readers not only with a perceptive and scholarly interpretation of the novel but also with supplementary information regarding Thomas Mann's life and work..." Germanic Notes and Reviews