• "The greatest German novelist of the 20th century"

  • "A monumental writer"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Mann is Germany's outstanding modern classic, a decadent representative of the tradition of Goethe and Schiller. With his famous irony, he was up there with Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Freud, holding together the modern world with a love of art and imagination to compensate for the emptiness left by social and religious collapse"

  • "Probably the greatest of modern German novelists"

    New York Times