Monday, October 10, 2011

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”  ~Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1947

Paul Thomas Mann was a German writer of epic novels and novellas, as well as short stories and essays.  He fled to Switzerland after Hitler came to power in 1933.  Soon after that, World War II broke out and he moved to America.  He eventually returned to Switzerland in 1952.  Mann is best known as one of the exponents of the Exlliteratur (the exile writers).  Some of his most notable works include The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice.  (Wikipedia)

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