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The Resource Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann, Frederic Spotts

Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann, Frederic Spotts

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Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann
Title
Cursed legacy
Title remainder
the tragic life of Klaus Mann
Statement of responsibility
Frederic Spotts
Title variation
Tragic life of Klaus Mann
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
This absorbing biography draws a three-dimensional picture of the life of Klaus Mann, novelist, playwright, essayist, gay rights advocate, and seemingly the unluckiest man of letters in the years around WWII. Spotts (Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics ) reveals Mann as a genius in his chosen profession, who saw his career thwarted on one hand by the rise of Nazism in his homeland and on the other by the specter of his withholding father, Thomas, the intimidating giant of early 20th century German literature. The author traces Klaus’s path from young, dilettantish provocateur in Munich to serious intellectual-in-exile in the U.S., where he tried (and failed) with increasing urgency to warn the public about Hitler. Mann wrote several now-celebrated works, most famously 1936’s Mephisto , a thinly veiled account of a real-life actor who sold his soul to the Third Reich, but Mann died at age 42, in poverty and relative obscurity. The arc of his story is as tragic as the subtitle promises but is peppered with enough drugs, flings, and cameos by famous names that it never feels like a slog. Spotts quotes liberally from Mann’s diary, which, with its references to life as a refugee and to America’s racial problems, feels particularly timely now. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 25, 2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 04, p)
Biography type
individual biography
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10481523
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Spotts, Frederic
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mann, Klaus
  • Novelists, German
  • Authors, German
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the tragic life of Klaus Mann
Label
Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann, Frederic Spotts
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.First Writings 1906--24 -- 2.First Scandals 1924--28 -- 3.First Drugs 1929--32 -- 4.Fleeing Hitler 1933 -- 5.Homosexualities 1934--35 -- 6.Lecturing to Americans 1936--37 -- 7.Stalin's Agent 1938--39 -- 8.Farewell to Germany 1940--41 -- 9.A New Identity 1942 -- 10.`Misplaced' 1943 -- 11.German Problem Children 1944--45 -- 12.The Shadow Falls 1946--47 -- 13.Todessehnsucht 1948 -- 14.Death in Cannes 1949
Control code
000057354089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218008
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12595196
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Stock number
12595196
System control number
(OCoLC)920017512
Label
Cursed legacy : the tragic life of Klaus Mann, Frederic Spotts
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.First Writings 1906--24 -- 2.First Scandals 1924--28 -- 3.First Drugs 1929--32 -- 4.Fleeing Hitler 1933 -- 5.Homosexualities 1934--35 -- 6.Lecturing to Americans 1936--37 -- 7.Stalin's Agent 1938--39 -- 8.Farewell to Germany 1940--41 -- 9.A New Identity 1942 -- 10.`Misplaced' 1943 -- 11.German Problem Children 1944--45 -- 12.The Shadow Falls 1946--47 -- 13.Todessehnsucht 1948 -- 14.Death in Cannes 1949
Control code
000057354089
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300218008
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP12595196
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Stock number
12595196
System control number
(OCoLC)920017512

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