“A Note on Endings” by Adrian Daub It’s a wrap! Adrian Daub, Professor of Literature at Stanford, is ending our #MutuallyMann initiative with “A Note on Endings.“ As the novella marks the end of a decade, as well as the beginning of new horrors, Daub writes: “After all, it’s unclear the novella really could or should …

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“Ragazzo di Vita or The Young Man as Political and Erotic Savior” by Katharina Sykora Thomas Mann Fellow and art historian Katharina Sykora states that “we become witnesses of a blatant gender inversion.“ In her text, she takes a closer look at the homoerotic desires and sexual implications in the novella.