Books by Thomas Mann

(1875-1955) was the premier German novelist of the 20th century.


DEATH IN VENICE by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Brilliant work, in any case, from one of the century's great writers."
New versions of 12 celebrated stories, including the famous title novella, many previously collected in Mann's seminal Stories of Three Decades. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The letters of the brothers Mann constitute a crucial document of 20th-century German culture and politics, and they are by any standard fine reading."
The brothers Mann, both articulate witnesses of this century's European upheaval, give lively testimony to their usually competing perceptions. Read full book review >
DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1997

"Mann's most Dostoevskyan novel should, in this splendid new version, speak more powerfully than ever to contemporary readers."
The modest Thomas Mann boom, begun with the recent publication (by New Directions) of his early stories, continues with this fine new English translation of the author's last great novel, first published in 1948. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1995

"For all that, it's important to have a contemporary updating of a classic novel, and for its clarity and syntactical vigor alone, Woods' new translation may be considered an impressive success."
A new translation of Mann's great 1924 novel, long acclaimed as a masterly synthesis of the intellectual history of early 20th-century Europe and for its prescient scrutiny of elements in the German national character that had, and would again, find expression in the calamitous form of the world war. Read full book review >