• "John E. Woods is revising our impression of Thomas Mann, masterpiece by masterpiece."

    The New Yorker
  • "Doctor Faustus is Mann's deepest artistic gesture. . . . Finely translated by John E. Woods."

    The New Republic
  • "Arguably the great German novel"

    New York Times
  • "Perhaps not since Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus has a novelist conveyed so tangibly and exaltedly the mechanism and the aesthetic effect in musical performance"

    New York Times
  • "The real masterpiece"

    New York Times