Lotte in Weimar

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520070070
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Fiction

Thomas Mann, fascinated with the concept of genius and with the richness of German culture, found in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the embodiment of the German culture hero. Mann's novelistic biography of Goethe was first published in English in 1940. Lotte in Weimar is a vivid dual portrait--a complex study of Goethe and of Lotte, the still-vivacious woman who in her youth was the model for Charlotte in Goethe's widely-read The Sorrows of Young Werther. Lotte's thoughts, as she anticipates meeting Goethe again after forty years, and her conversations with those in Weimar who knew the great man, allow Mann to assess Goethe's genius from many points of view. Hayden White's fresh appraisal of the novel reveals its consonances with our own concerns.

Lotte en Weimar Roman traduko en Esperanto

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 9781595690210
Release Date: 2015-02-22
Genre: Fiction

Mondliteraturo en Esperanto: Tradukis Karl Schulze. Kun enkonduko de Ulrich Becker. La Nobel-premiita germana verkisto Thomas Mann skribis en "Lotte ein Weimar" sian plej personan kaj eble plej ambician romanon: La iama amatino de Goethe (Charlotte, nomita Lotte) venas al la urbo Weimar (44 jarojn post la amrilato) por revidi lin, kiu intertempe estas mondfama viro - fama i.a. pro la fakto ke li skribis sian unuan sukcesan romanon ("La Suferoj de la juna Werther") ĝuste pri la amrilato al Lotte... Sed "Lotte en Weimar" estas multe pli ol la revido inter Lotte kaj Goethe - ĝi estas subtila historia pentraĵo pri la tempoj de Goethe kaj Mann, pri la germana "animo", pri la rilato de famuloj al la popolo (kaj inverse), kaj - kiel ĉiam ĉe Thomas Mann - pri ĉiuj ajn homaj vantecoj. Komplika, bela, serioza, humura - grandioza romano. Thomas Mann skribis "Lotte en Weimar" dum sia ekzila tempo en Usono (en la dua duono de la 30-aj jaroj). Esperantigita de la tradukisto de "Faŭsto" (de Goethe) kaj de la "Trigroŝa Romano" (de Bertolt Brecht): Karl Schulze.

Understanding Thomas Mann

Author: Hannelore Mundt
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1570035377
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Understanding Thomas Mann offers a comprehensive guide to the novels, short stories, novellas, and nonfiction of one of the most renowned and prolific German writers. In addition to analyzing Mann's most famous works, including Buddenbrooks, Death in Venice, The Magic Mountain, and Doctor Faustus, Hannelore Mundt introduces readers to lesser-known works, among them Joseph and His Brothers, Lotte in Weimar, and The Black Swan. In close readings, Mundt illustrates how Mann's masterly prose captures both his time and the complexities of human existence with a unique blend of humor, compassion, irony, and ambiguity. Mundt takes readers chronologically from Mann's literary beginnings in 1894 to his last novel, Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man. She considers the influence of Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche on the emergence of Mann's literary voice, his conflicted feelings about his bourgeois background, and his life as Germany's representative writer in the Weimar Republic and in exile. discusses his recurring thematic concerns - the individual's rebellion against oppressive bourgeois conventions and antihumanistic principles, the need for an unremitting questioning of authority and ostensibly absolute truths, and the antagonism between individualistic freedom and social responsibility. In light of the recent publication of Mann's diaries, disclosing his homosexual inclinations, Mundt also identifies the textual strategies he adopted for revealing and simultaneously masking his secret sexuality. Mann emerges from Mundt's analysis as a writer who plays with opposing perspectives in his fictional renderings of both the alienated individual and Germany's cultural and political history. Mundt suggests that the openness of his works, paired with his deep insights into human existence, explains his stature as a literary figure whose importance extends worldwide.

German Film Literature

Author: Eric Rentschler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136368738
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Social Science

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Narrative Ironies

Author: Raymond Adolph Prier
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9051839170
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume focuses on the flourishing of irony as a primary characteristic of the great era of European narrative sophistication from the Goethezeit to Modernism. Its eighteenth essays explore varieties of ironic consciousness associated with texts especially of northern Europe, and the ways they established a dialogue with and on literature and culture at large. As the volume shows, this interrogation of Europe's self-awareness of cultural identity bound up in reading and writing habits gained a new post-Cervantine complexity in Romanticism and has been of lasting significance for literary theory down to postmodernism. By its comparativistic framing of the issues raised by ironic consciousness, Narrative Ironiesduly serves as a Festschrift honoring Lilian R. Furst. Among major writers treated are Sterne, Goethe, Godwin, Schlegel, Hoffmann, Poe, Stendhal, Kierkegaard, Disraeli, Keller, Maupassant, Zola, Huysmans, Wilde, Tolstoi, Hofmannsthal, Strindberg, Proust, Mann, Musil, Kafka, Joyce, Faulkner, and Szczypiorski.

Death in Venice Tonio Kroger and Other Writings Thomas Mann

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826409717
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: History

Thomas Mann (1875-1955) won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929. This is a collection of his shorter works. "Death in Venice", later filmed by Lucion Visconti starring Dirk Bogarde, was published in 1911. It is a poetic meditation on art and beauty, where the dying composer Aschenbach (modelled on Gustav Mahler) becomes fixated by the young boy Tadzio. The other stories are: "Tonio Kroger"; the collection entitled "Tristan"; "The Blood of the Walsungs"; "Mario the Magician"; and "The Tables of the Law". A number of essays are also included.

Carlota En Weimar

Author: Thomas Mann
ISBN: 1533581282
Release Date: 2016-06-02

Carlota en Weimar surge de una anécdota en apariencia nimia, la llegada a Weimar del personaje que sirvió de inspiración a Goethe en Desventuras del joven Werther, y su posterior encuentro con el que fuera su apasionado adorador cuando éste cuenta ya setenta y siete años y se halla en la cima de su fama. Sin embargo, no son pocos los méritos y alicientes que ofrece al lector de nuestros días esta obra maestra. Por un lado, el ya célebre capítulo séptimo es recordado como uno de los más espléndidos monólogos interiores de todos los tiempos, que Francisco Ayala explicó como el buceo de Thomas Mann, "a través del alma de su criatura, en los problemas psicológicos y literarios de la creación poética" ("Prólogo" a Las cabezas trocadas). Pero además, esta novela, escrita ya en el exilio y publicada por primera vez en 1939 en Estocolmo, se ha leído a menudo como la respuesta de Mann ante la grave amenaza que para la cultura alemana suponía el totalitarismo hitleriano.

Weimar Cinema

Author: Noah William Isenberg
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231130554
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts

In this comprehensive companion to Weimar cinema, chapters address the technological advancements of each film, their production and place within the larger history of German cinema, the style of the director, the actors and the rise of the German star, and the critical reception of the film.