MANN, Thomas (Mann)( German writer, brother of Heinrich Mann. Born in the old burgher family)
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Biography MANN, Thomas (Mann)
Mann, Thomas (Mann), (1875-1955), German writer, brother of Heinrich Mann. Born in the old burgher family. Celebrity Mann brought the very first novel "Buddenbrooks" (1901) - an extensive narrative of the fate of four generations of Lц+beck patrician sort. In 1924 his novel "Magic Mountain" - view of bourgeois society on the eve of 1 st World War. In 1929 Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize. In the late 20-ies. acted as a critic and essayist. In 1933-43, Thomas Mann creates a historical tetralogy on the biblical theme - "Joseph and his brothers.
After the Nazis came to power, Mann lived in exile in Switzerland, and since 1938 in the U.S.. In 1939 his novel "Lotte in Weimar" - the result of many years of reflection Mann Goethe. In 1943 he began work on his novel "Doctor Faustus" (1947) - the most significant work of the last period.
Thomas Mann died in Zurich on Aug. 12, 1955.