First book of 2016 three days of Thomas Mann

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Well the first book has arrived it was published last year though. But is one I was interested in when I first heard about it last year at london book fair from the people at Haus. The book follows three days in 1936 where the writer Thomas Mann after he denounced the Nazis facing up to what he had done and why. This period he didn’t cover in his own diaries so Britta Böhler fills in the gap. Britta herself is an interesting figure being a well known lawyer in Holland representin Volkert van der Graaf the assassin of Pim Fortuyn.

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  1. Mytwostotinki
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 10:32:29

    Haven’t read the book yet but I am definitely interested since this was a crucial moment in Thomas Mann’s life. As far as I know, Erika pushed her still reluctant father to write the famous letter to the University of Bonn – and it was the right thing to do without doubt.

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 11:07:45

    Isn’t it amazing to think that they’re still finding new material to publish…

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  3. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 11:19:00

    Sounds fascinating Stu – look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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  4. BookerTalk
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 22:22:38

    this is an author I know absolutely nothing about. A gap I should try to fill sometime soon….

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  5. Jim Henderson
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 13:37:24

    Sounds like a fascinating exploration of a critical moment in Mann’s life.

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