Thomas Mann

(1875–1955)

Thomas Mann

Anecdote...

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.