From the Friends of the Princeton University Library
Wednesday September 7:00 at 4:00pm Eastern time
On September 7, the Friends of Princeton University Library Small Talk series returns with Professor Stanley Corngold, an emeritus professor of German and Comparative Literature, and a discussion about Nobel Prize-winning author Thomas Mann’s pivotal time in Princeton. Mann fled Nazi Germany in September 1938, settling in Princeton, where, for nearly three years, he was stunningly productive as a novelist, university lecturer, and public intellectual. In Princeton, Mann exercised his “stupendous capacity for work” in a circle of friends, all highly accomplished exiles, including Hermann Broch, Albert Einstein, and Erich Kahler.
In this Small Talk, Professor Corngold will provide a vivid portrayal of this crucial station in Mann’s journey from arch-European conservative to liberal conservative to ardent social democrat.
Registration is required.
The talk is open to all via Zoom.