The Real Tadzio


Gilbert Adair’s portrait of the boy in Death in Venice.

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Gilbert Adair’s book The Real Tadzio: Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice and the Boy Who Inspired It.

105 pages, in English. Published by Carroll & Graf in 2003. Paperback.

ISBN: 9780786712472

In this short portrait, Gilbert Adair tracks down and describes the boy who inspired Thomas Mann to write Death in Venice.

We have one copy of this book. It is in good condition and contains one pencil annotation. In addition, a name, place and date has been written in ink on the first page.


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