|Black Swan, the (1953) [Novel]|
by Thomas Mann
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(From the publisher):
Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice. Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psychological analysis and his compelling interest in the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in human behavior. It is startlingly relevant to current discussions of the politics of the body, male inscriptions of the feminine, and discourse about and of women.
Original title: Die Betrogene
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics