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    In 1920 the Nobel Prize is awarded to the strongly influentuial and having lots of imitators, Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, also called father of modern literature, with a particular reference to his piece Growth of the Soil. In the next year, the French writer, poet and journalist Anatole France (real surname Thibault) is honored. A real intellect and a typical representative of the French culture in his time, he focused on the French revolution. An impressive detail, considering his brilliant spirit, is that he was born with a rare anatomic deficiency: the size of his brain only equaled 2/3 of the normal size...  
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    In 1910 one of the older winners gets the Nobel Prize, the German lyric poet and writer Paul Heyse, aged 80. The Belgian Symbolist Maurice Maeterlick is the next to be honoured in 1911 because of his multifaceted fantasy which made his works resemble fairy tales and thus touches difficult issues, such as death and the meaning of life. The German dramatist Gerhart Hauptmann is awarded in 1912, and later, during the First World War he becomes famous for its grim history - allegorical works.
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