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Thomas Mann

Smuggler: A Memoir of Gay Male Literature


The discovery of that kiss changed me. Reading, which had seemed a retreat from the world, was suddenly more vital, dangerous, and necessary.

An Impression of John Galsworthy

The German public which has given to "The Forsyte Saga" the greatest success that has been won by any foreign work since Rolland's "Jean Christophe" knows quite well the features of its author: that clear profile of unmistakably English stamp, upon w [...]

Why Thomas Mann Wrote

Thomas Mann, born in 1875, was the most famous German author of the 20th century. In 1929 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. He is best known in the United States for the novella, Death in Venice and the novel, The Magic Mountain. The defi [...]