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Nearly 40 years ago Professor Robert M. Stein, of blessed memory, told me that he'd come to the conclusion that Dr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael K. Cantwell
This is a brooding, masterful book by one of the greatest writers of all time. Better be prepared to look some things up. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey Cass
This is probably the most painstaking desperate book I have ever read. Here, Thomas Mann shows his skepticism about Germany ever becoming a country again, his doubts about the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by R Parreira
As a young man, I did not like Thomas Mann's books -- or thought I didn't. It turns out that what I didn't like were the English translations of them that were available at the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by DoctorJoeE
Taking my time reading this impressive study of genius purportedly written by a stuffy intellectual. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Linda's Lookout
This book is dense and not the fastest read in the world, but it is worth getting through. With his portrayal of the lead character, Mann makes such a great commentary on human... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Puja Guha
...definitely not a light read!
For my part, it was interesting to consider the circumstances under which this book was written - the author had fled Nazi Germany so as... Read more
In my opinion this is Mann's Magnus Opus. Filled with philosophy from ancient to modern with Schopenhauer and Nietzche predominating through character portrayals. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Chaxelle
Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus is an intellectual adventure of the highest order. There is no denying that it is a difficult read, mainly because of its references to German culture... Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by colotes