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The Resource In the shadow of the magic mountain : the Erika and Klaus Mann story, Andrea Weiss

In the shadow of the magic mountain : the Erika and Klaus Mann story, Andrea Weiss

Label
In the shadow of the magic mountain : the Erika and Klaus Mann story
Title
In the shadow of the magic mountain
Title remainder
the Erika and Klaus Mann story
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Weiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. Although their father's fame has unfairly overshadowed their legacy, Erika and Klaus were serious authors, performance artists before the medium existed, and political visionaries whose searing essays and lectures are still relevant today. And, as Andrea Weiss reveals in this dual biography, their story offers a fascinating view of the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain begins with an account of the make-believe world the Manns created together as children-an early sign of their talents as well as the intensity of their relationship. Weiss documents the lifelong artistic collaboration that followed, showing how, as the Nazis took power, Erika and Klaus infused their work with a shared sense of political commitment. Their views earned them exile, and after escaping Germany they eventually moved to the United States, where both served as members of the U.S. armed forces. Abroad, they enjoyed a wide circle of famous friends, including Andre Gide, Christopher Isherwood, Jean Cocteau, and W. H. Auden, whom Erika married in 1935. But the demands of life in exile, Klaus's heroin addiction, and Erika's new allegiance to their father strained their mutual devotion, and in 1949 Klaus committed suicide. Beautiful never-before-seen photographs illustrate Weiss's riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0805/2007021032-d.html
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weiss, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 838/.91209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2625.A42
LC item number
Z95 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mann, Erika
  • Mann, Klaus
  • Mann family
  • Authors, German
  • Women authors, German
  • Gay authors
  • Lesbian authors
  • Artists
  • Expatriate artists
  • Mann, Klaus
  • Mann, Erika
  • Mann
  • Mann
  • Mann
  • Authors, German
  • Women authors, German
  • Artists
  • Expatriate artists
Label
In the shadow of the magic mountain : the Erika and Klaus Mann story, Andrea Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1: Kindertheater -- 2: Journey without sleep -- 3: Lights go down -- 4: Pathetic symphony -- 5: Escape to life -- 6: Turning point -- 7: Last day -- 8: Rainy night, windy morrow -- Notes -- Index
Control code
137331405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780226886725
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137331405
Label
In the shadow of the magic mountain : the Erika and Klaus Mann story, Andrea Weiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1: Kindertheater -- 2: Journey without sleep -- 3: Lights go down -- 4: Pathetic symphony -- 5: Escape to life -- 6: Turning point -- 7: Last day -- 8: Rainy night, windy morrow -- Notes -- Index
Control code
137331405
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780226886725
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)137331405

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