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Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Tobias Boes


This book traces how the acclaimed and bestselling author Thomas Mann became one of America's most prominent anti-fascists and the spokesperson for a German cultural ideal that Nazism had perverted. Thomas Mann, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in literature and author of such world-renowned novels as Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain, began his self-imposed exile in the United States in 1938, having fled his native Germany in the wake of Nazi persecution and public burnings of his books. Mann embraced his role as a public intellectual, deftly using his literary reputation and his connections ... More

Keywords: Thomas Mann, anti-fascist, German cultural ideal, Nazi persecution, Nazi propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501744990
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tobias Boes, author
University of Notre Dame