The present work on the Image of the Jew in Thomas Mann's Stories is the continuation, in a way the completion of the author's previous work on the Image of the Jew in Thomas Mann's Novels. It covers a period in Thomas Mann's writing career not included in the previous work. What did the young Thomas Mann think, how did he feel, about the presence of Jews in German society? One will find the answer to these questions in the short-stories "The Will for Happiness" (1896), "Gladius Dei" (1902), "Tristan" (1903), "The Blood of the Walsungs" (1905).
Dr. Alexander Raviv is an attentive and discerning reader and a scrupulous student of literature who does not neglect the emotional side of the works he examines. He holds his doctor's degree from the University of Strasbourg.