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“Mario and the Magician”, analysis of the novel by Thomas Mann

Short story “Mario and the Magician” Thomas Mann began writing a short story in 1929. The author’s personal impressions of the 1926 “holidays” spent in Italy are the basis of the work. The ideas of the totalitarian regime, which were … Continue reading

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“Buddenbrooks”, analysis of the novel by Thomas Mann

The novel “Buddenbrooks” was begun by Thomas Mann in October 1896. Initially, the writer planned to reflect in him the history of his family (mainly older relatives), but over time, the biographical narrative grew into an artistic one and spread … Continue reading

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“Death in Venice”, analysis of the novel by Thomas Mann

Written in 1911 and published in 1912, the novel “Death in Venice” was created by Thomas Mann under the influence of two real events: the death of the famous Austrian composer and conductor – Gustav Mahler and communication in Venice … Continue reading

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“The Magic Mountain”, analysis of the novel by Thomas Mann

The novel “The Magic Mountain” grew out of a satirical novel that Thomas Mann decided to write after visiting one of Davos sanatoriums, where his wife Katya was being treated at that time. The main idea of the work was … Continue reading

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“Doctor Faustus”, analysis of the novel by Thomas Mann

The novel “Doctor Faustus” was created by Thomas Mann in difficult times. The first pages of the work were written in 1943, when the truth about the collapse of a new national idea degenerated into fascism became apparent to everyone, … Continue reading

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