Klaus Mann was born in Munich in 1906, the first child of Thomas and Katia Mann. He began his literary career as the enfant terrible of the Weimar Republic. After 1933 he became an important figure in the German literary elite that had been forced into exile by the Nazis. Klaus Mann’s death in 1949 in Cannes was caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.
THE TWELVE HUNDREDTH HOTEL ROOM
Celebrating the 100th birthday of the cult author, this book takes us on a thrilling journey through his extensive literary oeuvre. Klaus Mann was the most charismatic offspring of the “Mann Dynasty”. Born in 1906 and driven into exile by the Nazis in 1933, he overdosed on sleeping pills and died aged only 42 in Cannes in May 1949. In his short lifetime, he established himself as a brilliant chronicler of his time and this book is a perfect introduction to the wide-ranging work of one of the most important authors of exile literature.