Doctor Faustus, Paperback Book

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Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer, Adrian Leverkuhn is one of the most convincing accounts of genius ever written.

Thomas Mann charts Leverkuhn's extraordinary career: from his precious childhood to his tragic death - when Leverkuhn reveals the horrifying price he had to pay for his achievement.

Zeitbolm, the narrator, tells his friend's story against the background of the 1939-45 war, which in turn acts as counterpoint to Mann's vast theme: the discord between genius and sanity.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780749386573

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