Thomas Mann


Thomas Mann


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.”

Biographical Note: 

Thomas Mann was a 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.