Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann by Ritchie Robertson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann
By Ritchie Robertson

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann

Edited by See other recent books by Ritchie Robertson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $68.95
Your Price: $62.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.10 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann by Ritchie Robertson

Book Description

Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. In addition to introductory chapters on all the main works of fiction, the essays and diaries, there are four chapters examining Mann's oeuvre in relation to major themes. These thematic explorations include his position as a realistic writer concerned with the history of his own times and as a commentator on German and American politics; his controversial reputation as an intellectual novelist; the literary techniques that enabled his challenging fictions to appeal to a wide audience; and the homosexual subtext running through his fiction and diaries. A final chapter looks at the pitfalls of translating Mann into English. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. Altogether the volume provides an invaluable resource for scholars and students.

Buy Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann book by Ritchie Robertson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521653701
ISBN-10: 0521653703
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Ritchie Robertson

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment by Ritchie Robertson Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment, Hardback (October 2016)

Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment explores the development of Berlin's conception of the Enlightenment, noting its indebtedness to a specific German intellectual tradition. The book examines his comments on individual writers, arguing that some assigned to the Counter-Enlightenment have closer affinities to the Enlightenment than he recognized

Goethe: A Very Short Introduction by Ritchie Robertson Goethe: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (January 2016)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived to the age of 82 and wrote prodigiously in every genre: drama, poetry, fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, translation from French and Italian, and critical essays on art and literature, besides copious letters and diaries. Ritchie Robertson draws out key themes of his work and explains its lasting importance.

Mock-epic Poetry from Pope to Heine by Ritchie Robertson Mock-epic Poetry from Pope to Heine, Hardback (November 2009)

A study of eighteenth- and early nineteeenth-century poetry in English, French and German, focusing on the mock epic (from Pope's Dunciad to Byron's Don Juan) as a critique of serious epic poetry and also as a literary means of exploring a wide range of sexual and religious issues in a humorous style.

Castle by Ritchie Robertson Castle, Paperback (July 2009)

Kafka's story about a man seeking acceptance and access to the mysterious castle is among the central works of modern literature. This translation follows the German critical text and includes a detailed introduction and notes to this famously enigmatic novel.

» View all books by Ritchie Robertson

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann book by Ritchie Robertson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Ritchie Robertson

Ritchie Robertson is Professor of German at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor of St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature (1985) and Heine (1988), which have also been published in German translation, and The 'Jewish Question' in German Literature, 1749-1939 (1999). He has also published numerous translations from German, including works by Heine and Hoffmann. He is an editor of The Modern Language Review.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ritchie Robertson close
Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment by Ritchie Robertson
Goethe: A Very Short Introduction by Ritchie Robertson
Mock-epic Poetry from Pope to Heine by Ritchie Robertson
Castle by Ritchie Robertson
Trial by Ritchie Robertson
Golden Pot and Other Tales by Ritchie Robertson
Interpretation of Dreams by Ritchie Robertson
Harz Journey and Selected Prose by Ritchie Robertson
Heine by Ritchie Robertson
Kafka: A Very Short Introduction by Ritchie Robertson
Cambridge Companion to Thomas Mann by Ritchie Robertson
Jewish Question in German Literature, 1749-1939 by Ritchie Robertson
Jewish Question in German Literature, 1749-1939 by Ritchie Robertson
Kafka by Ritchie Robertson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close