Thomas Mann Biography

Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. Mann was a member of the Hanseatic Mann family and portrayed his family and class in the novel Buddenbrooks. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, returning to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the best-known exponents of the so-called Exilliteratur. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Thomas Mann
Nationality:
Czechoslovakia
Profession:
Essayist, Writer, Novelist, Author, Philanthropist
Ethnicity:
Germans
Date of Birth:
June 6, 1875
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
August 12, 1955
Age at Death:
80
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Thomas Mann Timeline
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