By Lee Gutkind
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Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and lifestyles are explored during this number of specifically commissioned essays. as well as introductory chapters on all of the major works of fiction and the essays and diaries, there are 4 chapters interpreting Mann's oeuvre in terms of significant issues. a last bankruptcy seems to be on the pitfalls of translating Mann into English.
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