READING IN / Mann in Munich

“Munich was luminous” – these words commence Thomas Mann’s short story Gladius Dei and describe his adopted city, a place where he spent a good portion of his life writing works probing the nature of human and artistic existence.


Thomas Mann was a German writer who, in 1929, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Lübeck, Germany, his family moved to Munich and he lived there from 1891 until 1933. Though initially supporting the German government in WWI, he fled the country during WWII and became a vocal critic of fascist regimes. His most well-known works include The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice and Doctor Faustus, each of which explores the psychology and inner mind of artists and intellectuals.


From The Magic Mountain

📷 : Munich, Germany / June 2016

From Doctor Faustus

📷 : Munich, Germany / June 2016

From Death in Venice

📷 : Munich, Germany / June 2016

From The Magic Mountain

📷 : Munich, Germany / June 2016

From The Magic Mountain

📷 : Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany / June 2016

From The Magic Mountain

📷 : Rathaus, Munich, Germany / June 2016


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