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Apparently Nabokov did know of Mann's works. As documented in his Strong Opinions (which I found here and there via a Google search for "nabokov mann"), he held no high opinion of Mann: Ever since the days when such formidable mediocrities as Galsworthy, Dreiser, Tagore, Maxim Gorky, Romain Rolland and Thomas Mann were being accepted as geniuses, I have ...


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In the February 1960 and May 1965 printings of the 1952 Alfred A. Knopf edition, the March 1969 Vintage Books edition, and the 1992 Modern Library edition, there is an author's note at the back of the book called "The Making of The Magic Mountain," which was originally printed in the January 1953 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. That author's note ...


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