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 TURNING POINT - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Klaus Mann’s “The Turning Point” is rightly considered one of the most beautiful autobiographies in German literature. Yet decisive passages are missing in the edition that has been available so far – eliminated by his sister Erika and his former editor. The full version is published here for the first time, together with other previously unpublished material.