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Trade, Aid, and the Cold War in the Americas: Thomas Mann and Latin America

Thomas Tunstall Allcock

in Thomas C. Mann: President Johnson, the Cold War, and the Restructuring of Latin American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176154
eISBN:
9780813176185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176154.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores Thomas Mann’s career in the State Department in the period prior to Johnson’s presidency, establishing both Mann’s background and beliefs and the broad pattern of inter-American ... More


Writers and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Karin Gunnemann

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a literary and historical glimpse into the political fortunes of the great writers and novelists of the Weimar era, focusing on Kurt Tucholsky, Alfred Döblin, and the brothers ... More


The Teacher of Germany

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reflects on Thomas Mann's representative aspirations as the leading voice of the “other Germany.” It shows how his copious and often agonized reflections concerning his representative ... More


The Greatest Living Man of Letters

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the process by which Thomas Mann was canonized as the “greatest living man of letters” in the New World certainly had many similarities to his staging as a representative ... More


Thomas C. Mann: President Johnson, the Cold War, and the Restructuring of Latin American Foreign Policy

Thomas Tunstall Allcock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176154
eISBN:
9780813176185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176154.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When launching the Alliance for Progress in 1961, John F. Kennedy promised that this new development program would transform Latin America into a community of modern, prosperous, and politically ... More


The First Citizen of the International Republic of Letters

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reveals the increasing tensions between Thomas Mann and the Nazi regime. Since the 1920s, he had become one of the most prominent defenders of the democratic constitution of the Weimar ... More


Hitler’s Most Intimate Enemy

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter illustrates how Thomas Mann created a novel role for the artist: fully engaged with the political events of the day through a variety of twentieth-century media and yet fiercely ... More


The Isolated World Citizen

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers Thomas Mann's role in postwar Germany. For a number of reasons, the idea of Mann leading postwar Germany on its thorny path back to democracy was utterly illusory. However, ... More


Evil Germany versus Good Germany: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the fashion of exile dialectics, Thomas Mann proposed the “identity of the non-identical” and said: “There are not two Germanys, a good one and a bad one, but only one, whose best turned into evil ... More


Letters, Diaries, etc. (1948–1951)

Adrian Daub

E. Randol Schoenberg (ed.)

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This section presents the letters, excepts from diaries, and other materials exchanged and/or written after Thomas Mann's delivery of a copy of Doctor Faustus to Arnold Schoenberg in January of 1948.


A Blooming Flower

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter highlights the extent to which media featured as weapons in Thomas Mann's struggle against Nazism. Mann benefited from government–industry collaborations, for example, by acquiring ... More


The Loyal American Subject

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows how Thomas Mann was reintroduced into postwar Germany—where his works had been previously banned—through American distribution of his literature. Many Germans were glad to be given ... More


Letters, Diaries, etc. (1930–1948)

Adrian Daub

E. Randol Schoenberg (ed.)

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This section presents the letters, excerpts from diaries, and other materials exchanged and/or written before Thomas Mann's delivery of a copy of Doctor Faustus to Arnold Schoenberg in January of ... More


‘Sympathie mit dem Tode’: Thomas Mann, Hans Pfitzner, and the further reflections of a non-political man

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Perhaps the most infamous of the Weimar musical ‘anti-modernists’, Hans Pfitzner is well known for his polemics against Paul Bekker and Busoni and his opera Palestrina, products of the First World ... More


Introduction: The German Envoy to America

Tobias Boes

in Thomas Mann's War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501744990
eISBN:
9781501745003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501744990.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Thomas Mann's peculiar role as an authority on German culture to oppose the Nazi regime. It explains that two factors characterize Mann's unique position in ... More


Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Ehrhard Bahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s and 1940s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals—including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, ... More


From the Romantics to Thomas Mann and Beyond

Brian Murdoch

in Gregorius: An Incestuous Saint in Medieval Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199596409
eISBN:
9780191745737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596409.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

The first modern adaptation of the Gregorius-narrative is a song-cycle by Franz Theodor Kugler and Carl Loewe in the Romantic period, the source of which is unclear. In the twentieth century Thomas ... More


Introduction: California Haunting: Mann, Schoenberg, Faustus

Adrian Daub

in The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520296824
eISBN:
9780520969155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296824.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This introductory chapter provides the necessary context for the two protagonists (Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann), as well as the leading supporting figure (Theodor Adorno). It aims to guide ... More


Death in Venice: Irony, Detachment, and the Aesthetic State

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony. This chapter situates Mann at the far end of ... More


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


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