Thomas Mann and Shakespeare: something rich and strange

Ewan Fernie (Editor), Tobias Doering (Editor)

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Bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines and countries, Thomas Mann and Shakespeare is the first book-length study to explore the always fascinating, if sometimes disturbing, connections between Shakespeare and Mann. It establishes startling resonances between the central works of these two authors, pairing, for instance, Der Zauberberg with The Tempest, Der Tod in Venedig with The Merchant of Venice, Tonio Kroeger with Othello and Love's Labour's Lost with Doktor Faustus. Showing how the conjunction of Shakespeare and Mann affords new, alternative perspectives on fundamental issues such as modernity, irony, art, desire, authorship and religion, Thomas Mann and Shakespeare challenges the increasingly walled-in specialism of literary topics and periodization and demonstrates the scope for new ways of reading in literary studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
ISBN (Print)9781628922097, 9781501336089
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameNew directions in German studies


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