- Brief biography and selected works of this German author, winner of the 1929 Nobel prize for Literature.
- Brief synopses and commentary on three of Mann's works with health-related themes: The Black Swan, Death in Venice, and The Magic Mountain.
Thomas Mann, Nobel Laureate in 1929
- Awarded 'principally for his great novel, Buddenbrooks, which has won steadily increased recognition as one of the classic works of contemporary literature'. Laudatio, acceptance speech and autobiography of the German author.