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Death In Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann
Death In Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann Author:Thomas Mann Thomas Mann was born in Germany in 1875. He was awaarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929, and left Germany for good in 1933. Among his major novels are "BuddenBrooks" (1901), "The Magic Mountain" (1924) the tetralogy "Joseph and His Brothers" (1933, 1934, 1936, 1943) and "Doctor Faustus" (1948). He is equally well known for his short stor... more »ies and essays.
These stories, as direct as Thomas Mann's novels are complex, are perfect illustrations of their author's belief that "a story must tell itself." Varying in theme, in style, in tone, each is in its own way characteristic of Mann's prodigious talents. From the high art of the famous title novella ("A story," Mann said, "of death...of the voluptuousness of doom"), to the irony of "Felix Krull," the early story on which he later bades his comic novel "The Confessions of Felix Krull," they are stunning testimony to the mastery and virtuosity of a literary giant.