"Deutschlands ganze Tugend und Schoenheit entfaltet sich erst im Kriege". I "Pensieri di guerra" di Thomas Mann

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«Deutschlands ganze Tugend und Schönheit entfaltet sich erst im Kriege».Thomas Mann’s Thoughts in Wartimeby Francesca TucciThomas Mann’s writings of a journalistic nature, produced on the day following theoutbreak of the conflict, provide one of the most significant cross-sections of “Culturein wartime”. These writings are remarkably topical, and, as regards analogy of tone andtheme, they are in perfect accordance with the militarist output of the time. However,a more profound level of signification can be traced in these writings, and this allowsthe original nucleus of specifically Mannian themes, bound with a double-knot to thesphere of Art, to shine through as a constant presence and virtuosic variation.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa cultura in Guerra. Dibattiti, protagonisti, nazionalismi in Europa (1870-1922)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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