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Sholem Asch Proposed for Nobel Prize

The Manchester Evening News in an editorial today proposes that the Nobel Prize for Literature be awarded this year to Sholem Asch. If the suggestion is heeded, Asch would become the second Jew in the history of the Nobel awards to receive the prize for literature. Henri Bergson, noted French Jewish philosopher, was awarded the coveted prize in 1927. All of Asch’s work has been written in Yiddish. Among his works translated into English, in which language they have attained enormous circulation, are “Salvation,” “Three Cities,” and “Mottke the Thief.”