The Magician

Colm Tóibín’s fictional portrait of German novelist Thomas Mann is a deeply researched, highly accomplished and elegant work that makes for compelling reading.

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Review of ‘The Magician’

Fourteen years ago, Colm Tóibín gave us the exquisite novel The Master, a lyrical and probing portrait of Henry James that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Magician takes a similar approach to Nobelist Thomas Mann, and though Tóibín has not quite captured lightning in a bottle a second time, this deeply researched, highly…

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