Montblanc, “Thomas Mann”
Montblanc created this pen in 2009 in honour of Paul Thomas Mann (1875-1955), in a limited and numbered edition of 12 000 examples. The eighteenth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.
A bold and distinctive design, sometimes considered the finest in the “Writers Edition”, with black lacquer inlaid with platinum. The clip is set with an onyx-coloured zircon.
The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 15 000 examples.
The mechanical pencil was produced in a limited and numbered edition of … 000 examples.
A set of three writing instruments, comprising a fountain-pen, a ball-point-pen and a mechanical pencil, was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 3 000 examples.
Mann, Paul Thomas
June 6, 1875 – August 12, 1955
German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized versions of German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), and Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). Mann was a member of the Hanseatic Mann family and portrayed his family and class in his first novel, Buddenbrooks. When Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) came to power in 1933, Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he moved to the United States, then returned to Switzerland in 1952. Mann is one of the best-known exponents of the so-called Exilliteratur, German literature written in exile by those who opposed the Hitler regime.
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