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By Theodor W. Adorno

In December 1945 Thomas Mann wrote a recognized letter to Adorno within which he formulated the main of montage followed in his novel surgeon Faustus. the author expressly invited the thinker to 'consider, with me, how one of these paintings - and that i suggest Leverkuhn's paintings - may perhaps roughly be virtually realized'. Their shut collaboration on questions in regards to the personality of the fictitious composer's putatively late Read more...

summary: In December 1945 Thomas Mann wrote a recognized letter to Adorno within which he formulated the main of montage followed in his novel medical professional Faustus. the author expressly invited the thinker to 'consider, with me, how this kind of paintings - and that i suggest Leverkuhn's paintings - might kind of be virtually realized'. Their shut collaboration on questions in regards to the personality of the fictitious composer's putatively overdue works (Adorno produced particular sketches that are integrated as an appendix to the current quantity) successfully laid the foundation for yet another trade of letters. the consequent correspondence among the 2 males files an extraordinary come across of artistic pressure among literary culture and aesthetic modernism which might be sustained correct up till the novelist's dying in 1955. within the letters, Thomas Mann overtly stated his 'fascinated analyzing' of Adorno's Minima Moralia and commented intimately at the 'Essay on Wagner', which he was once as desirous to learn as 'the one within the publication of Revelation consumes a publication which tastes "as candy as honey"'. Adorno in flip provided precise observations upon and often enthusiastic commendations of Mann's later writings, reminiscent of The Holy Sinner, The Betrayed One and The Confessions of Felix Krull. Their correspondence additionally touches upon problems with nice own importance, particularly the delicate dialogue of the issues of coming back from exile to postwar Germany. The letters are widely annotated and provide the reader precise notes about the writings, occasions and personalities referred or alluded to within the correspondence

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2, on poems by Hebbel and Mombert. 13 See Arnold Schönberg, 15 Gedichte aus ‘Das Buch der hängenden Gärten’ von Stefan George op. 15. 14 The quotation is from the last of the Maeterlinck songs – ‘Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen’ – the Six Songs for Voice and Piano op. 13 by Alexander von Zemlinsky. /D. GRAZ-KÖFLACH RAILWAY Dear Theddy, for the last month I had received only your card from Madonna & was therefore genuinely a little peeved*. For this reason, & because I could not know how long you would be reachable there, I did not write.

Grab would like to visit you when he is in Vienna again, though he is reluctant for fear of seeming intrusive. I have therefore taken it upon myself to introduce him to you. I consider him a very special person, and also think that you will not have cause to take exception to him. As far as I understand your economy in the choice of personal relationships, I can readily take responsibility for asking you in this case to receive a friend who will not be a burden to you. It was the day before yesterday that I arrived here, in this dreadful city, and have so far spent my time being annoyed at the crass, ugly people on the street, at Hindenburg, at a chamber music society3 which has been thrown together under an absurd directorship, at the letter of an estranged lady friend, who now remembers me because she is in need of reviews, at an immorally stupid article by Karl Holl4 in the Frankfurter Zeitung, in which he praises the unimpaired nature of Messrs.

12 See Alban Berg, Four Songs for Voice and Piano op. 2, on poems by Hebbel and Mombert. 13 See Arnold Schönberg, 15 Gedichte aus ‘Das Buch der hängenden Gärten’ von Stefan George op. 15. 14 The quotation is from the last of the Maeterlinck songs – ‘Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen’ – the Six Songs for Voice and Piano op. 13 by Alexander von Zemlinsky. /D. GRAZ-KÖFLACH RAILWAY Dear Theddy, for the last month I had received only your card from Madonna & was therefore genuinely a little peeved*. For this reason, & because I could not know how long you would be reachable there, I did not write.

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