Thomas Mann: Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull [The Confessions of Felix Krull Confidence Man] (1594 words)

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Thomas Mann worked on this Schelmenroman (rogue’s novel), Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren erster Teil [The Confessions of a Confidence Trickster, Felix Krull. First Part of the Memoirs, 1954], for two periods between 1910-13 and 1951-54 and it was published in its unfinished form a year before his death in 1955. The first creative phase has been shown to be inspired by three creative models: Georges Manolescu’s memoirs A Prince of Thieves (1905), Goethe’s autobiography Dichtung und Wahrheit [Poetry and Truth, 1813, 1831] and the fairy-tale motif of the Glü…



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Gallagher, David. "Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 January 2008
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=11473, accessed 20 October 2017.]


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