Mann was introduced to an American writer of some note
who abased himself before the famous novelist, saying that he scarcely
considered himself to be a writer in comparison with Mann. Mann answered
him civilly, but afterward he remarked, "He has no right to make
himself so small. He's not that big."
German novelist, winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize
for Literature. His opposition to Nazism forced him to emigrate to the
U.S. in the 1930s.
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