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DW book expert David Levitz on 'Mephisto' by Klaus Mann

In "Mephisto," Klaus Mann tells the story of German actor Gustaf Gründgens. No one played Mephistopheles — the devil in Goethe's "Faust" - as brilliantly as he did. In real life, it turns out that Gründgens sold his soul as well.

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