Hayman, Ronald,: Thomas Mann
Book Number: 6125
Bloomsbury Publishing Limited, London, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 672 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has it's plastic cover intact which has left this library book in very good condition.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Thomas Mann, author of "Death in Venice", "The Magic Mountain", and "Buddenbrooks" was a man with secrets. This biography offers a portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning German novelist, drawing on Mann's unexpurgated diaries. It uncovers a brilliant writer's mask to reveal the private man: his bisexuality, his obsession with preserving appearances and the deep guilt which plagued him for nearly fifty years. The sanitized self-image Mann strove to maintain is revealed as a fragile veneer. Drawing on the diaries that he stipulated should remain under seal for twenty years after his death, and on interviews with Mann's children, the author depicts a man subject to nervous trembling, convulsive sobbing and moments of sexual embarrassment. When his novels are reread from this perspective, new meanings emerge and interconnections between the problems of the author and his characters become apparent. As Mann wrote to a friend, he devised "novelistic forms and masks which can be displayed in public as a means of relaying my love, my hatred, my sympathy, my contempt, my pride, my scorn and the accusations I want to make". The author is the biographer of Proust, Sartre, Kafka, Nietzche, Brecht and Sylvia Plath. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0747525315. ISBN/EAN: 9780747525318. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6125. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries..