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The magician

By: Tóibín, Colm, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.Description: 695 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781638080619; 1638080615.Subject(s): Large type books | Novelists, German -- Fiction | Gay men -- Fiction | Bohemianism -- Fiction | Germany -- Fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: "The Magician opens at the turn of the twentieth century in a provincial German city where the young boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative, conventional father and a Brazilian mother, exotic and unpredictable, who will never fit in. He hides both his artistic aspirations and his homosexual desires from this father, and his sexuality from everyone. He longs for the charismatic, beautiful, rich, cultured young Jewish man, but marries his twin sister. He longs for a boy he sees on a beach in Venice and writes a novel about him. He has six children. He is the most successful novelist of his time. He wins the Nobel Prize and is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler. His oldest daughter and son share lovers. They are leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement. "-- Provided by publisher.
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"The Magician opens at the turn of the twentieth century in a provincial German city where the young boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative, conventional father and a Brazilian mother, exotic and unpredictable, who will never fit in. He hides both his artistic aspirations and his homosexual desires from this father, and his sexuality from everyone. He longs for the charismatic, beautiful, rich, cultured young Jewish man, but marries his twin sister. He longs for a boy he sees on a beach in Venice and writes a novel about him. He has six children. He is the most successful novelist of his time. He wins the Nobel Prize and is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler. His oldest daughter and son share lovers. They are leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement. "-- Provided by publisher.

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