Some thoughts on Nobel prize (literature of couse) winners.

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Some thoughts on Nobel prize (literature of couse) winners.

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Redigeret: jan 8, 2009, 6:43 am

Dear group,

My Lover, my friend, just read me the first 3 chapters of Dorid Lessing 's "on cats"
Sorry this touchstone lead to a somewhere stange link. Try this direct link.

I was enchanted, enraptured and many other "en" words as well.

This made me think, always a dangerous thing.

I also love Rudyard Kippling ( sorry, I just can't find his books to put up onto LT, they must be somewhere?)

Well, are there any Nobel Prize winners you can/would recommend? And why. And how about the almost made it. Of course I always see Summerset Maughn.

In fact, I suppose I am asking for, a TBR list of Nobel Prize Winners.

Your... Hmm, Guido.

jan 8, 2009, 9:59 am

Here is a list of Nobel Prize winners in Literature.

jan 8, 2009, 4:10 pm

Thanks, geneg,

I only recognized about 10 or so names immediately. This shall be my definitive list from now on.

But, I suppose, what I really wanted was a Personal recommendation of an Author. Thus I am now totally in love with Doris Lessing. Neruda I discovered thru LT, Kipling I have always loved, even though I HAVE NOT read his Jungle Tales.

Camus and Satre, I anguished over like any other young man in the '60's.

Steinbeck is still an Author I read for enjoyment.
But not "the grapes of wraith"

It is also strange that I recognize a chunk of 3 Authors in a row, then blank for 20 or so years.

Yours, with so much reading ahead of me, Guido.

sep 18, 2010, 8:33 pm

It generally seems to me that the Nobel Prize in Literature considers first what we might call the social reform or social issues awareness value of an author's work, and only secondarily its literary value. Some of the authors who have won are not terribly interesting to read, I think, even though the subject matter of their novels may be inherently of interest.

There are notable exceptions, and Toni Morrison, I think, is one. Of the novels of hers that I have read, I found Beloved the most richly compelling.

sep 14, 2011, 1:08 am

At times I wonder how events might have altered had Mishima Yukio won the Nobel Prize in 1968 instead of his friend and mentor, Kawabata Yasunari. Eventually they both committed suicide, Mishima in 1970 by seppuku, and Kawabata only two years later, by gas.