The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann by Ritchie RobertsonThe Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann by Ritchie Robertson

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann

EditorRitchie Robertson

Paperback | December 17, 2001

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Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. In addition to introductory chapters on all the main works of fiction and the essays and diaries, there are four chapters examining Mann's oeuvre in relation to major themes. A final chapter looks at the pitfalls of translating Mann into English. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Thomas MannFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:December 17, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521653703

ISBN - 13:9780521653701


Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Mann in history T. J. Reed; 2. Mann's intellectual world Paul Bishop; 3. Mann's literary techniques Michael Minden; 4. Mann's man's world: gender and sexuality Andrew Webber; 5. Thomas Mann's early novellas Mark M. Anderson; 6. Classicism and its pitfalls: Death in Venice Ritchie Robertson; 7. The personal becomes political: Disorder and Early Sorrow and Mario and the Magician Alan Bance; 8. Buddenbrooks: between realism and aestheticism Judith Ryan; 9. The Magic Mountain Michael Beddow; 10. Religion and culture: Joseph and his Brothers Wolf-Daniel Hartwich; 11. Doctor Faustus Susan Von Rohr Scaff; Lotte in Wiemar Yahya Elsaghe; 13. The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man Frederick Lubich; 14. Mann as essayist Hinrich Siefken; 15. Mann as diarist T. J. Reed; 16. Mann in English Timothy Buck.

Editorial Reviews

"Written by a group of outstanding scholars familiar with the works of Mann and edited by one of the foremost literary scholars in the field, te essays in this collection are based on the most recent criticism and revelations about Mann...and apply a variety of approaches to Mann's work. A must for all college and university libraries." Choice