An introduction to Klaus Mann by Juliette Roques on Wednesday 16.12 at 6pm

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are most welcome to an introduction to Klaus Mann and fellow writer Wolfgang Hellmert by Juliette Roques on Wednesday 16.12 at 6pm. It will illustrate the impact of the Weimar Republic from Mann’s times to present day. The talk promises to be extremely interesting. You shouldn’t miss it! Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be welcome. Klaus Mann (November 18 1906 – May 21 1949) The German writer Klaus Mann, exiled in 1933, as synonymous with anti-fascism as he is with youth (culture), is mainly known as Thomas Mann’s oldest and most prominent, even notorious son. His immediate rejection of Nazi ideology, as well as his open homosexuality, have turned him into a voice of youth from his first major publication in 1925. Although his main literary output occurred during the 1920s and early 30s in Berlin, the time known as the Weimar Republic in German history, they still represent as much validity today as they did in Mann’s youth, for their insight and propagation of ideas that still hold true today. Juliette Roques I am a PhD student at Helsinki University writing my thesis on Mikhail Bakhtin’s carnival theory in Klaus Mann’s works. Growing up in Germany and the U.S.A. as a French citizen with some Jewish-Hungarian roots thrown in for good measure, has fostered my interest in Klaus Mann and the Weimar Republic from an early age on.