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The Writer’s Almanac for June 6, 2017: For a Moment

June 6, 2017: birthday: Thomas Mann

Today is the birthday of the man who said, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” That’s Thomas Mann (books by this author), born in Lübeck, Germany (1875). He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. His many novels include Buddenbrooks (1901), Mario and the Magician (1929), and Dr. Faustus (1947).