German author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 and is recognized for his skill in incorporating symbolism, irony, psychology, and philosophy into his novels and novellas.
He studied literature, economics, art history, and history at Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich and at the Technical University of Munich. He subsequently worked briefly for the South German Fire Insurance Company.
His short story, Death in Venice, reflected an internal conflict over his own sexuality.
He was born in Lubeck, Germany to Thomas Johann
He analyzed and critiqued the work of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.