A new translation in over 60 years of Thomas Mann’s DER ERWÄHLTE was just published in Denmark at Gyldendal to raving press!
»Fans of Thomas Mann’s writing will recognise the visible irony … which is also brilliantly realistic and well-crafted prose«
★★★★★★ Kristeligt Dagblad
»Virtuously written … virtuously translated«
DER ERWÄHLTE is Thomas Mann’s masterly retelling of the medieval legend of Gregory. Found guilty of double incest, his only way out is through penance: he spends 17 years chained to a stone in a lake until he is finally freed and elevated to the position of Pope in Rome.