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Thomas Mann, the conscientious artist, a man of the broadest human sympathies
, has realized in his art the aspirations of Tonio Kröger and in his life is more of a
Goethe than a Grillparzer. Interesting reading in connection with Tonio Kroger ...
... after Jimmerthal joins them, "weil sein Vorname so verrückt ist" ; and this
incident gains significance through the fact that the clashing names of the hero
symbolize the central conflict of the whole story, that between burgher and artist.
The question Tonio is here discussing — the necessity of paying witb one's life
for the privilege of being an artist — recurs frequently in Mann's earlier works. Of
German Dichter he doubtless had upper- rnost in mind E. T. A. Hoffmann, one of
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
Concisely, clearly written and easily understood. The work was very approachable and the theme easily accessible. This short novel makes me want to read his longer works. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - elenchus - LibraryThing
Read for the language more than any driving interest in the story. Like Kafka the vocabulary is relatively simple, though the concepts are not, so a nice way to practise my German. The story appears ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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