Colm Tóibín: The Mann Family
6 November 2008
Show More In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story by Andrea Weiss.
Chicago, 302 pp., £14.50, May 2008, 978 0 226 88672 5Show More
“... Thomas and Katia Mann had six children. It was clear from early on that Katia most loved the second child, Klaus, who was born in 1906, and that Thomas loved Erika, the eldest, born in 1905, and also Elisabeth, born in 1918. The other three – the barely tolerated ones – were Golo, born in 1909, Monika, born in 1910, and Michael, born in 1919 ...”