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Pulitzer goes to Dr. Seuss for his children's books

Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, won a special-citation Pulitzer Prize Monday for his contribution ''over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents.''

The following people in nonjournalism categories were also awarded Pulitzer Prizes:

William Kennedy in fiction for his novel ''Ironweed.''

David Mamet in drama for ''Glengarry Glen Ross.''

Louis R. Harlan in biography for ''Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915.''

Mary Oliver in poetry for ''An American Primitive,'' a collection of 50 poems.

Paul Starr in general nonfiction for ''The Social Transformation of American Medicine.''

Bernard Rands in music for ''Canti Del Sole for Tenor and Orchestra.''

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