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The Resource The magician : a novel, Colm Tóibin

The magician : a novel, Colm Tóibin

Label
The magician : a novel
Title
The magician
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Magician opens at the turn of the twentieth century in a provincial German city where the young boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative, conventional father and a Brazilian mother, exotic and unpredictable, who will never fit in. He hides both his artistic aspirations and his homosexual desires from this father, and his sexuality from everyone. He longs for the charismatic, beautiful, rich, cultured young Jewish man, but marries his twin sister. He longs for a boy he sees on a beach in Venice and writes a novel about him. He has six children. He is the most successful novelist of his time. He wins the Nobel Prize and is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler. His oldest daughter and son share lovers. They are leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement. This stunning combination of German propriety and Bohemian revolution goes hand in hand for decades. We see the rise of Hitler, the forced exile of a swath of German writers and artists, Mann's narrow escape to America, his sojourn at Princeton, along with fellow exile Einstein, and his final move to LA in the late 40s where he presided over an astonishing community of writers, artists and musicians, including Brecht and Shoenberg, even as his children court tragedy. To call this a portrait of an artist is both reductive and true-it is a novel about a character and a family, fiercely engaged by the world, profoundly flawed, and as flamboyant as it's possible to be."--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.O455
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive, Inc
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  • Mann, Thomas
  • Mann, Thomas
  • Novelists, German
  • Gay men
  • Bohemianism
  • Homosexuels masculins
  • Vie de bohème
  • Bohemianism
  • Gay men
  • Novelists, German
  • Germany
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • United States
  • Allemagne
  • États-Unis
  • California
  • Germany
  • United States
Label
The magician : a novel, Colm Tóibin
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476785103
Lccn
2021004477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
88a4d220-dcb2-4149-819f-7bf068a90d0e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1236899632
  • (OCoLC)on1236899632
Label
The magician : a novel, Colm Tóibin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476785103
Lccn
2021004477
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
88a4d220-dcb2-4149-819f-7bf068a90d0e
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1236899632
  • (OCoLC)on1236899632

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