Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann

Born: June 6, 1875

Died: August 12, 1955

Nationality: German

Occupation: Writer, novelist, essayist

Biography: Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual.

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The Invisible Writing" by Artur Köstler, Collins, 1954, p. 388

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Source/Notes: As quoted in The New York Times (18 June 1950); also in Thomas Mann: A Critical Study (1971) by R. J. Hollingdale, Ch. 2