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This day in literary history

Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600

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The Writer's Almanac

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Tuesday's Poem: "For a Moment" by Ron Padgett from Collected Poems. Tuesday's Literary Notes: 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, 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).

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