Tobias Boes on “Mario and the Magician”
Today is the day! Let’s get started with #MutuallyMann…
The first contribution comes in the form of a video message by Tobias Boes, a literary scholar at the University of Notre Dame. What were the circumstances under which Thomas Mann wrote “Mario and the Magician“ and why was 1929 such a crucial year for the author?
In the video, Tobias Boes will explain the origins of the story and offer an exciting introduction to our novella. To get the discussion started, tell us about your impressions of the first pages of the book. How would you describe the atmosphere in Torre di Venere?