Authentic old Thomas Mann autograph from October 21st, 1932. 3 lines on a piece of paper, size 6 x 4,4 inches.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The sheet has been pasted in a book and when it was removed it caused turbulences on the flip side of the paper surface. It is not visible from the front side.
It would make a great gift for literature enthusiasts.
Paul Thomas Mann ( 1875 – 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer.
In 1905, he married Katia Pringsheim, daughter of a prominent, secular Jewish family of intellectuals. They had six children—Erika, Klaus, Golo, Monika, Elisabeth, and Michael—who became literary, artistic figures in their own right.
In 1933, after Hitler assumed power, Mann emigrated to Küsnacht, near Zürich, Switzerland, but received Czechoslovakian citizenship and a passport in 1936. He then emigrated to the United States in 1939, where he taught at Princeton University. In 1942, the Mann family moved to Pacific Palisades, California, where they lived until after the end of World War II On 23 June 1944 Thomas Mann was naturalized as a citizen of the United States.
In 1952, he returned to Europe, to live in Kilchberg, near Zürich, Switzerland.
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