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Introduction

This volume provides a new introduction to the major fiction of Thomas Mann. Drawing upon recent scholarship, it discusses the key themes and issues with which Mann grappled in his writings - the predicament and the artist and 'bourgeois' society, the affinity between disease and knowledge, the problematic nature of time, and the tensions between irony and morality - relating them both to the life of the author and to the wider intellectual context of early twentieth century Europe.

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bibliography death drawing fiction German irony knowledge morality nature oral discourse play reason society Thomas Mann writing

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