Thomas Mann

Quick Facts

Full NamePaul Thomas Mann
Born6 June 1875
Place of BirthFree City of Lübeck, German Empire
Died12 August 1955 (aged 80)
Place of DeathZürich, Switzerland
OccupationWriter, journalist, literary critic
CitizenshipGerman → Czechoslovak → American
Alma MaterUniversity of Munich, Technical University of Munich
Literary MovementModernism
Notable WorksBuddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice, Joseph and His Brothers, Doctor Faustus
Notable AwardsNobel Prize in Literature (1929), Goethe Prize (1949)
SpouseKatia Pringsheim (m. 1905)
ChildrenErika, Klaus, Golo, Monika, Elisabeth, Michael
FamilyFather: Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann, Mother: Júlia da Silva Bruhns, Brother: Heinrich Mann
Early LifeBorn to a bourgeois family in Lübeck, Germany; studied science at a Lübeck Gymnasium and later attended universities
Literary CareerStarted by writing for the magazine Simplicissimus; and published their first short story in 1898
MarriageMarried Katia Pringsheim in 1905; the couple had six children
ExileFled to Switzerland in 1933 when Hitler came to power; and moved to the United States during World War II
ExilliteraturContributed to German literature written in exile, opposing the Hitler regime

Thomas Mann Books

The Magic Mountain1924
Death in Venice1912
Doctor Faustus1947
Joseph and His Brothers1933
Mario and the Magician1929
Tonio Kröger1903
Confessions of Felix Krull1922
The Holy Sinner1951
The Black Swan1953
Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man1918
A Man and His Dog1918
Lotte in Weimar: The Beloved Returns1939
Royal Highness1909
Listen, Germany!1943
The Wardrobe1899
Little Herr Friedemann1897
The Transposed Heads1940
Joseph in Egypt1938
Disorder and Early Sorrow1925
Deutschland und die Deutschen1945
The Tables of the Law1944
The Blood of the Walsungs1921
An Appeal To Reason1930
The Tales of Jacob1933
The Clown1897
Joseph the Provider1943
Gladius Dei1902
De dood in Venetië en andere verhalen1912
That man is my brother1938
Tobias Mindernickel1898
Schwere Stunde1905
Stories of three decades1936
The Will to Happiness1896
At the Prophet’s1904
Gesang vom Kindchen1919
Travesía marítima con Don Quijote
Sufferings and Greatness of Richard Wagner1933
Thomas Mann: New Selected Stories
The Road to the Churchyard1900

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