Tristan (novella)

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Tristan
Thomas Mann Tristan 1903.jpg
1st edition
Author Thomas Mann
Original title Tristan
Country Germany
Language German
Genre Novella
Publisher Reclam
Publication date
1903
OCLC 4764708

Tristan is a 1903 novella by German writer Thomas Mann. It contains many references to the myth of Tristan and Iseult. The novella alludes in particular to the version presented in Richard Wagner's opera of the same name. As such, it can be seen as an ironic paraphrase, juxtaposing the romantic heroism of Wagner's characters with their essentially flawed counterparts in the novella[citation needed]. It also heavily deals with psychology and a major part of the novel is set in a sanatorium and details the lives of two people who are patients at the sanatorium.

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