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The Magician. Colm Toibin.

The Magician. Colm Toibin.
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C0000776512 PBFIC TOI
Paperback Fiction   Barooga Library . . On Loan . 7 Jan 2022
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ISBN 9781760984113 (paperback)
Shelf Location PBFIC TOI 23
Title The Magician.
Publication Details ©2021.
Physical Description 436 pages ;
Summary When the Great War breaks out in 1914 Thomas Mann, like so many of his fellow countrymen, is fired up with patriotism. He imagines the Germany of great literature and music, which had drawn him away from the stifling, conservative town of his childhood, might be a source of pride once again. But his flawed vision will form the beginning of a dark and complex relationship with his homeland, and see the start of great conflict within his own brilliant and troubled family. Colm Tóibín's epic novel is the story of a man of intense contradictions. Although Thomas Mann becomes famous and admired, his inner life is hesitant, fearful and secretive. His blindness to impending disaster in the Great War will force him to rethink his relationship with Germany as Hitler comes to power. He has six children with his clever and fascinating wife, Katia, while his own secret desires appear threaded through his writing. He and Katia deal with exile bravely, doing everything possible to keep the family safe, yet they also suffer the terrible ravages of suicide among Thomas's siblings, and their own children. In The Magician, Colm Tóibín captures the profound personal conflict of a very public life, and through this life creates an intimate portrait of the twentieth century.
Subject Authors -- Germany -- Fiction
Families -- Germany -- Fiction
Gay men -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Novelists, German -- 20th century -- Fiction
Exiles -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction
Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Genre Biographical fiction.
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