Doctor Faustus : The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkeuhn as Told by a Friend The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend Paperback
by Thomas Mann
Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer, Adrian Leverkuhn is one of the most convincing accounts of genius ever written.
Thomas Mann charts Leverkuhn's extraordinary career: from his precious childhood to his tragic death - when Leverkuhn reveals the horrifying price he had to pay for his achievement.
Zeitbolm, the narrator, tells his friend's story against the background of the 1939-45 war, which in turn acts as counterpoint to Mann's vast theme: the discord between genius and sanity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 28/10/1996
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749386573