INTERNATIONAL: Dynamite Prizes

No U. S. citizen has ever won the Nobel Prize for Literature.* Last week's award did not break the 28-year-old rule. The Swedish Academy of Letters picked Germany's great Thomas Mann.

The award was a relief. For at least a decade even the Swedish press has been asking. "Why not Mann?" In 1925, after his name had been most prominently mentioned, the Swedish Academy, with the old-maidish perversity for which it is famed, withheld the prize for a year, finally awarded it to George Bernard Shaw. Last...

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