Adrian Leverkühn

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German composer who descends into madness from the 1947 German novel written by Thomas Mann, Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde (Doctor Faustus. The Life of the German composer Adrian Leverkühn, told by a friend).

His growing insanity is interpreted as a metaphor for the Nazi takeover of Germany.