Wagnerian Elements in the Fiction of Thomas Mann
|Institution:||North Texas State Teachers College|
|Keywords:||Thomas Mann; Richard Wagner; fiction; German Nationalism; romanticism|
|Full text PDF:||http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130769/|
This study will examine the phenomenon of the elevation of Wagner from relative obscurity under Bismarck to the symbol of German Nationalism under the Third Reich, and will attempt to ascertain the reasons for Mann's continuing dedication to Wagner despite his growing apprehension about Germany's destiny under Hitler.