"...a useful and readable volume that will appeal to students of Mann's writings and those who seek introductory interpretations of his works." Monatshefte
"Written by a group of outstanding scholars familiar with the works of Mann and edited by one of the foremost literary scholars in the field, te essays in this collection are based on the most recent criticism and revelations about Mann...and apply a variety of approaches to Mann's work. A must for all college and university libraries." Choice
Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. In addition to introductory chapters on all the main works of fiction, the essays and diaries, there are four chapters examining Mann's oeuvre in relation to major themes. A final chapter looks at the pitfalls of translating Mann into English. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for scholars and students.