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The Black Swan

(1954)
A Novella by

 
 
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. The new introduction places this dramatic novella in the context of contemporary feminist and literary concerns, bringing it to the attention of a new generation of readers.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Swan
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-520-07008-9 / 978-0-520-07008-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Press
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June 1954 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Swan
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-394-41708-9 / 978-0-394-41708-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Black Swan
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-520-07009-7 / 978-0-520-07009-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Press
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1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The black swan (Harvest/HBJ Book)
Author(s): Thomas Mann
ISBN: 0-15-613128-5 / 978-0-15-613128-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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