S 4.5 ‘Doktor Faustus, I presume?’ Thomas Mann pt. 1

1h 27m | Oct 11, 2023

This episode: we can’t leave well enough alone — another literary elaboration of the Faust legend by a member of the Mann family, Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus (1947.) We discuss: why learning is actually interesting to young people, the problems with studying theology and the humanities, why the devil owns music, whether committing yourself to creative excellence always means a deal with the devil, and what you’re not allowed to say about hell. 

English translation of Mann’s Doktor Faustus

The “Jeremy Brett” version of Love’s Labor’s Lost.

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