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German literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki dies

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Germany is mourning the death of the country’s most influential postwar literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki,

He was 93 and was often referred to as the “pope of literature”.

Born in Poland he survived the horrors of the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War and was one of the few to live and work in Germany after the war.

He appeared on national television and was famous for his putdowns.