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German essayist, cultural critic, and novelist, Thomas Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Among his most famous works are Buddenbrooks, published when he was just twenty-six, The Magic Mountain, and Doctor Faustus.
Although he was to remember his friendship with painter Paul Ehrenberg as the love of his life, in 1905 he married Katia Pingsheim, who came from a well-to-do Munich Jewish... Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2000 by Orrin C. Judd