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Just before the publication of his new novel, The Magician, in which he explores the life and art of Thomas Mann, Colm Tóibín leads a course on Buddenbrooks, Mann’s first great novel.
“All of his childhood and his family heritage became history to Thomas Mann, something he could not have back, something which was gone without a trace,” Tóibín has written. “Here was this world, his family’s rise and decline in Lübeck, with a ready-made ending, which could only be recreated in words. It is the fact that he is dealing with something so close to him, and at the same time so unrecoverable, that gives Buddenbrooks its extraordinary aura of confidence and completion.”
Class meets Thursdays: August 5, 12, 19, 26.
The format of each session will be a talk by Tóibín followed by student questions via Zoom’s chat feature. Tóibín recommends either of these translations: John E. Woods’s or John Edward’s.
Online programs:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase
Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y
Colm Tóibín is the author of Brooklyn, which was the winner of the Costa Book Prize, Nora Webster and The House of Names, among many others. His books of non-fiction include All a Novelist Needs: on Henry James; On Elizabeth Bishop, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books and professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His new novel is The Magician.
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Reading Thomas Mann with Colm Tóibín