Thomas Mann
Fischer S. Verlag, Frankfurt, 1903, 2011, German
ISBN: 9783596213818

Thomas Mann paints a portrait of Tonio Kröger’s life from childhood to adulthood as he comes to terms with his calling as a writer. Returning to his hometown long after his success, Tonio finds himself mistaken for an escaped criminal.

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Emanuela Frattini Magnusson

This novel narrates the struggle of the artist trying to be an accepted member of society. Writing about the book, Thomas Mann said that poetry is “evoking emotion by talking about everyday things”—which applies equally to architecture.

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