Month: August 2002

Holocaust Survivor Wins Goethe Prize

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Germany’s most prominent literary critic, was awarded the Goethe Prize this week for his contributions to postwar German literature. The prize, given every few years on Aug. 28, the poet’s birthday, was previously bestowed on German-speaking intellectual icons like Thomas Mann and Sigmund Freud. For Mr. Reich-Ranicki, 82, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, the …

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