Alec Nevala-Lee

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Thomas Mann

One of [Thomas Mann’s] many reasons for hating the Third Reich was that it forced him to be a better man than he really was. Left undisturbed, he would have been a monster of conceit. But when thoughtfulness was forced on him, he rose to the occasion…The worst you can say about Thomas Mann is that his ego was so big he took even history personally; but at least he knew it was history.

Clive James, Cultural Amnesia

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February 8, 2017 at 7:30 am

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