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The Doctor Faustus Dossier – Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951 - California Scholarship Online
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The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951

E. Randol Schoenberg


Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann, two towering figures of twentieth-century music and literature, both found refuge in the German-exile community in Los Angeles during the Nazi era. This complete edition of their correspondence provides a glimpse inside their private and public lives and culminates in the famous dispute over Mann's novel Doctor Faustus. In the thick of the controversy was Theodor Adorno, then a budding philosopher, whose contribution to the Faustus affair would make him an enemy of both families. Gathered here for the first time in English, the letters are complemented by dia ... More

Keywords: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, twentieth-century music, twentieth-century literature, German exile, Doctor Faustus, Theodor Adorno, letters, correspondence

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520296824
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Randol Schoenberg, editor

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