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Demonism and Creativity in the Works of Thomas Mann

Student: Viktoriia Chistiakova

Supervisor: Boris Gasparov

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: Philology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2020

The presented research is the analysis of the comprehension of the oeuvre as a phenomenon in the plot’s canvas of the Thomas Mann’s fiction. There is a point that relates to the main aim: the defining of the causal relations in the specific usage of motives of “demonic” by Mann. Achievement of this aim can be realized by the analysis of sociocultural context as well as ideological values of the writer and their transformation. To create this research there were used fictional, publicistic texts by Thomas Mann, critical monographs and articles, exploring the questions of the philosophy, culture and art. Due to the previous investigation we can see the picture of creative identity of Thomas Mann, that develops through the different periods of his life. There are also many reasons explained, reasons that can show us why Thomas Mann perceived “demonic” as an inalienable part of his oeuvre.

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