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Thomas Mann: Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer. Mann was a member of the Hanseatic Mann family, and portrayed his own family and social class in the novel Buddenbrooks. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, whence he returned to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the best-known exponents of the so-called Exilliteratur .

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Quote Left Politics has been called the 'art of the possible,' and it actually is a realm akin to art insofar as, like art, it occupies a creatively medi... Quote Right
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Quote Left How strange a vehicle it is, coming down unchanged from times of old romance, and so characteristically black, the way no other thing is black... Quote Right
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Quote Left I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something I don't know where I would be without it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Le corps, l'amour, la mort, ces trois ne font qu'un. Quote Right
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Quote Left All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. Quote Right
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