Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn, as Told by a Friend

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Tells the story of Adrian Leverkuhn, a theological student turned composer, who symbolically enters into a pact with the Devil, selling his soul and body in return for twenty-four years of musical genius.

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"Thomas Mann is a monument of his time--our time....Sometimes one feels that this monument is made of very hard, resistant, almost cruel material: but under the surface there is a human being who, together with Freud, was the greatest humanist of this century." --Stephen Spender

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This book is about Adrian Leverkuhn, a former theological student who has become a composer, who enters symbolically into a pact with the devil.

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