‘The Magician’ review: Colm Tóibín conjures Thomas Mann
Why the novelist's inner-self remains elusive. Who really was Thomas Mann? Colm Tóibín's "The Magician" is a creative portrait of the celebrated novelist, where Tóibín takes similar, although more grounded licenses to the ones he took in some of his previous work, like "The Master". Donna Rifkind tells us what to expect from the book.
From The Wall Street Journal