The Magician: Tóibín brings a Mann for all seasons to vivid life

This fictionalisation of the life and times of the legendary German author does not shy away from its subject’s often inflated sense of self-worth

26th September, 2021
The Magician: Tóibín brings a Mann for all seasons to vivid life
Colm Tóibín’s tenth novel is a fictionalised account of the life of Thomas Mann, the German author who lived through a turbulent period of European history including both World Wars. Picture: Getty

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The Magician

By Colm Tóibín

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