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Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, 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 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, from where he returned to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the best-known exponents of the so-called Exilliteratur.

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    Brussels : Belgium | 1 month ago

    On February 19, the offices of MEP Thomas Mann (Germany, EPP), the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the Office of Tibet in Brussels jointly organized a special event to mark the 100th ...

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      News Source: The Guardian | 8 days ago
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      News Source: Virginian-Pilot Online | 16 days ago
    House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Census. But was it geography or gerrymandering that gave Republicans an edge in state after state?...In the 2012 election, Democratic candidates for the House
  • An excursion to Wadi Ara

      News Source: Open Democracy | 28 days ago
    One thing for sure, the situation of the Israeli Arab community in Wadi Ara is much more complex than I had imagined. Once again I am indebted to my wife who drags me off to various attractions around the country, otherwise I would probably spend all

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