Thomas Mann — Das Problem der Freiheit, 1939

200,00 kr.

First printing of the talk Mann wrote for, but never delivered to, the PEN club 1939. Thomas Mann was invited to give a speech at the PEN International Congress in Sweden in September 1939, the congress was cancelled in the last minute due to the outbreak of war. Mann’s speech The Problem of Freedom was nevertheless published in Sweden, and Mann argues: “Evil has revealed itself before us in such immensity and intensity that our eyes again have to perceive the dignity and clear beauty of goodness (…) We must again make use of the words truth, freedom and justice; the excess of evilness has deprived us the right to be modest on this point.” The next International P.E.N. Congress was not until after the war, in Stockholm 1946

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Das Problem der Freiheit. Rede [nicht] gehalten auf der Sitzung des XVII. Internationalen P. E. N. – Kongresses im September 1939. Schriftenreihe “Ausblicke” 1st printing of “The Problem of Freedom”. Stockholm, Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1939. Large 8vo, uncut in printed wraps as issued (15,6 x 22,7 cm). 37 pages. Heavy foxing to endpapers and scattered throughout, mainly to margins

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Thomas Mann — Das Problem der Freiheit, 1939

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