Reading and Discussion Frido Mann: The White House of Exile

Frido Mann Photo: Thomas Elsner

Sat, 10/12/2019

Goethe-Institut San Francisco

530 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Frido Mann at Litquake

Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary festival, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. As part of Litquake, Frido Mann, grandson of Thomas Mann, will read translated passages from his book “Das Weiße Haus des Exils” and will engage in discussion about the work. This event will form part of the ‘Words Around the World’ international literature series which takes place over the opening weekend of the festival. The discussion will be moderated by Lilla Balint, literary scholar and cultural critic at the German Department, U.C. Berkeley.

Frido Mann was born in 1940 in Monterey/California. He studied music, catholic theology, and psychology and worked as a clinical psychologist in in Münster, Leipzig and Prague. He now lives in Munich and works as a freelance writer. His recent publications are "An die Musik. Ein autobiographischer Essay" (Ode to Music: An Autobiographical Essay) and -together with Christine Mann -"Es werde Licht. Die Einheit von Geist und Materie in der Quantenphysik" (Let there be Light: The Union of Spirit and Matter in Quantum Physics). In August 2018, S. Fischer published "Das Weiße Haus des Exils" (The White House of Exile) about the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.

The event takes place in cooperation with the Thomas Mann House and Litquake.