Thomas Mann: Tristan (1420 words)

David Gallagher (Independent Scholar - Europe)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error

Context

Other Resources

Tristan (1903), Thomas Mann’s first fully developed Künstlernovelle (artist novella), was originally rejected by the Neue Deutsche Rundschau as unsuitable for publication, but was later published by Samuel Fischer. In a letter of 13 February 1901 Mann wrote to his brother Heinrich announcing Eine Burleske, die ich in Arbeit habe, und die wahrscheinlich ‘Tristan’ heissen wird” [“A burlesque I am working on, which will probably be called ‘Tristan’“]. This “burlesque“ novella shares with Der kleine Herr Friedemann [Little Herr Friedemann] the theme of the artist struggling for a means of self-…

Citation: Gallagher, David. "Tristan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 October 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=12338, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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