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Open Access Edition of Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters by Tobias Boes
Mahinder Kingra, Cornell University

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Publication Type: Single Publication
Title: Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters
Year: 2021
ISBN: 9781501745010
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author: Tobias Boes
Abstract: Thomas Mann, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize in literature and author of such world-renowned novels as Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain, began his self-imposed exile in the United States in 1938, having fled his native Germany in the wake of Nazi persecution and public burnings of his books. Mann embraced his role as a public intellectual, deftly using his literary reputation and his connections in an increasingly global publishing industry to refute Nazi propaganda. As Boes shows, Mann undertook successful lecture tours of the country and penned widely-read articles that alerted US audiences and readers to the dangers of complacency in the face of Nazism's existential threat. Spanning four decades, from the eve of World War I, when Mann was first translated into English, to 1952, the year in which he left an America increasingly disfigured by McCarthyism, Boes establishes Mann as a significant figure in the wartime global republic of letters.
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Primary URL Description: Book's page on the Cornell University Press website.
Type: Single author monograph