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Mann on Mann

Most great writers leave the assertion of their place in literature to their disciples; some confidently speak out for themselves. One such was the late, great William Butler Yeats.*Another is literature's most famed contemporary exile. Novelist Thomas Mann. The February number of Atlantic Monthly published a speech by Author Mann, in which he speaks of himself and his work with confidence and authority.

A year ago Thomas Mann was appointed consultant in German literature for the Library of Congress. As a member of the staff. Librarian Archibald MacLeish asked Mann to...

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