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List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Literature winners:

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Coleman leading fundraising efforts

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Experts say former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and his super PAC have taken a key role in the 2012 Republican campaign efforts.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 6, 2008.
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McCain still faces contribution challenges

McCain still faces contribution challenges

PHOENIX, March 25 (UPI) -- Money challenges still confront Sen. John McCain, the apparent Republican U.S. presidential nominee, as an analysis shows key donors contribute to his foes.

GOP candidates face cash crunch

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- With widespread disappointment with the field of Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls, GOP campaigns have been plagued with lukewarm fund-raising returns.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2006 with 208 to follow.
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Va.'s first lady back in childhood mansion

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Anne Holton, Virginia's new first lady, is returning to her childhood home.

Marking writer Thomas Mann's life

ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Thomas Mann, one of Germany's greatest literary figures, died 50 years ago Friday. Mann, born in Luebeck, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 for his novels "Buddenbrooks" and "The Magic Mountain."

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Today is Monday, June 6, the 157th day of 2005 with 208 to follow.
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Israeli writer Oz wins Goethe award

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 28 (UPI) -- Israeli writer Amos Oz has won the 2005 Goethe cultural award for his life's work.

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Today is Sunday, June 6, the 158th day of 2004 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

U.S. elections to cost record amount

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- An expert in U.S. presidential elections is predicting this year's contest between John Kerry and George Bush could cost more than $1 billion.
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Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann arrives for the premiere of "It's Kind of a Funny Story" at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York on September 14, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche, and Schopenhauer. His older brother was the radical writer Heinrich Mann, and three of his six children, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann and Golo Mann, also became important German writers. When Hitler came to power in 1933, the anti-fascist Mann fled to Switzerland. When World War II broke out in 1939, he emigrated to the United States, from where he returned to Switzerland in 1952. Thomas Mann is one of the most known exponents of the so called Exilliteratur.

Mann was born Paul Thomas Mann in Lübeck, Germany and was the second son of Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann (a senator and a grain merchant), and his wife Júlia da Silva Bruhns (a Brazilian with partially German ancestry who emigrated to Germany when seven years old). His mother was Roman Catholic, but Mann was baptised into his father's Lutheran faith. Mann's father died in 1891, and his trading firm was liquidated. The family subsequently moved to Munich. Mann attended the science division of a Lübeck gymnasium, then spent time at the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich and Technical University of Munich where, in preparation for a journalism career, he studied history, economics, art history, and literature. He lived in Munich from 1891 until 1933, with the exception of a year in Palestrina, Italy, with his novelist elder brother Heinrich. Thomas worked with the South German Fire Insurance Company 1894–95. His career as a writer began when he wrote for Simplicissimus. Mann's first short story, "Little Herr Friedemann" (Der Kleine Herr Friedemann), was published in 1898.

In 1905, he married Katia Pringsheim, daughter of a prominent, secular Jewish family of intellectuals. They had six children:

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