Klaus Mann (1620 words)

Related Groups

The German author Klaus Mann both benefited and suffered from the fact that he was the son of Thomas Mann, a major German writer of the twentieth century who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929. His uncle Heinrich Mann was also a well-known writer, author of the novel Professor Unrat of 1905, which was adapted as a classic early film, The Blue Angel (1930), starring Marlene Dietrich. His famous last name helped Klaus Mann publish his works and attract readers, and throughout his life his wealthy father financed his writing career and extensive international travels. However, many critics were unduly harsh in pointing out that his talent was inferior to his father’s. Thomas Mann, who s…

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Saur, Pamela S.. "Klaus Mann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 June 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12800, accessed 23 October 2018.]

Related Groups

  1. Queer (GLBT) Literature

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.