As it is, this is a delightful story with a profound subtext.
Mann wrote the book with one eye, as it were, on the great German picaresque novel by Hans von Grimmelshausen, _Simplicius Simplicissimus_.
A good half of this book details his life of being someone he is not, but he starts out very much as an imitator.
Funny but one must adapt to mittel-Europa kultur of a bygone age in order to enjoy.
The reviewer happens to be an ancient mariner. Thus, adaptation fairly easy
At the outset, I will admit that Thomas Mann is my favorite author. His writings are exceptional and his life's story was remarkable (including escaping the Nazis in WWII and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by D. Roberts
Felix Krull was born to be an actor...or at the very least a very talented con man. Krull was encouraged to become this type of personality by his godfather, who would enjoy... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by IRA Ross
This book, "The Confessions of Felix Krull," I thought you would enjoy. It is about a fellow who flaunts social conventions and becomes people he is not. Read more
If you're a struggling writer, artist, musician, Thomas Mann is for you. This book is wildly funny and satisfying.
The author understands the struggle and invites you in. Read more
"Confessions of Felix Krull - Confidence Man" by Thomas Mann, © 1955
I have read this before, but I wanted to make sure I remembered right. Read more
THE CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL CONFIDENCE MAN is Tomas Mann's last work, and reportedly the first part of a longer, fictitious autobiography that Mann was never to finish. Read morePublished on August 30, 2007 by B00ks
Finishing this novel left me wishing Mann had lived long enough to give us the second volume. I found his depiction of Krull to be an exquisite-- and hilarious-- exploration of... Read morePublished on September 11, 2006 by disco75
This is a wonderfully eloquent autobiography of a wonderfully arrogant young man. It's so artful and creative, you'd think it was nonfiction. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on October 21, 2003 by Daniel