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About Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann was a celebrated German novelist, essayist and short story writer known for being the author of a number of famous books such as The Magic Mountain, Doctor Faustus andDeath in Venice. He won the highly prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 and the Goethe Prize in 1949.
He was the son of Thomas Johann Mann and Júlia da Silva Bruhns. He had an older brother named Heinrich Mann, who was also a prominent writer. He and Katia Pringsheim got married in 1905. The couple produced six children. Their children Golo, Kalus and Erika Mann grew up to become famous writers.
He was one of the prominent Germans who strongly opposed Nazism and Adolf Hitler. He was forced to flee Germany for Switzerland in 1933 when Hitler eventually came to power. As a result of his relentless opposition to Hitler, his German citizenship was eventually revoked in 1936 by the Nazi regime.
He was bisexual and struggled with his sexuality.
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Famous quotes by Thomas Mann
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.Thomas Mann
A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.Thomas Mann
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.Thomas Mann
An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.Thomas Mann
Everything is politics.Thomas Mann
For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.Thomas Mann
For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.Thomas Mann
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.Thomas Mann
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.Thomas Mann
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.Thomas Mann
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.Thomas Mann
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.Thomas Mann
The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.Thomas Mann
The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.Thomas Mann
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.Thomas Mann
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.Thomas Mann
What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann's Popularity
Thomas Mann was a famous German writer, who was born on June 6, 1875. As a person born on this date, Thomas Mann is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (June 6) and the 7th most popular for the year (1875).
People born on June 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Thomas Mann is the 923rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Thomas Mann's birthday, Thomas Mann is the 104th most famous German.
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