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Italian Playwright And Nobel Prize Winner Dario Fo Dead At 90
He was famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as ‘The Accidental Death of an Anarchist.'
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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Memories of Who We Are
"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.
CULTURE & ARTS
Herta Müller: On Inger Christensen
Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.
The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Wole Soyinka, First African To Win The Nobel Prize In Literature, On Medicine And Spirituality
Even though the term “placebo effect” was coined in 1920 and the phenomenon itself has been studied since the 18th century
The Oddly Bewitching Novels of Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano
Art Historian; Museum Berggruen Berlin
Ever since I read
in my late teens, I have been captivated by Patrick Modiano's forays into the shadowy atmosphere of ravaged memories that make up his novels. I am far from alone, since Modiano is somewhat of a cult figure in France, read by thousands.
Patrick Modiano: An Incredible Work, a Promise Fulfilled
Director and Publisher, Gallimard
To me, Patrick Modiano is the writer that represents literature in its finest expression, detached from trends, ideologies, and conformism. And he so admirably weaves this independent spirit into the story of a house adapted from his roots.
7 Passages By The New Nobel Prize Winner, French Novelist Patrick Modiano
Nobel Prize In Literature 2014 Awarded To French Author Patrick Modiano
View the full list of past Nobel laureates in Literature at Nobelprize.org The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded
On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro
Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellow
Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?
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2013 Nobel Prize In Literature Goes To 'Master Of The Contemporary Story'
Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for "her finely tuned storytelling."
Nobel Prize In Literature 2013: Canadian Author Alice Munro Honored With Prize
More from the Associated Press: Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for "her finely
CULTURE & ARTS
A Glorious Voice-Seamus Heaney
Founder The Explorers Museum, 37th President The Explorers Club
hen the world lost Seamus Heaney, so departed among its most glorious of voices. While the gift of his written voice will continue to live on indefinitely, the expressively inspiring tones of the poet's physical sound have sadly been extinguished.
The Dragon Goes Gangnam: China Celebrates the Nobel Prize for Literature
In 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature was given to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year sentence for his pro-democracy views. Officials in China went into a fit of rage. But 2012 saw the Prize go to Mo Yan, an important member of Communist Party.
Chinese Noble Prize-Winner Steps Into Political Minefield
Should J.K. Rowling Win The Nobel Prize?
These days, we know better than to claim any central, unyielding quality that makes a written work literary, but we can get
How Much Money Do Poets Make?
The chances of making money as a poet are pretty slim - but how slim? The latest issue of New York Magazine puts some numbers
Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish Poet, Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature 2011
The prize is worth 10 million Swedish crowns (around $1.45 million). The winner also delivers a lecture that is widely reported
Placing Bets On The Nobel Prize In Literature 2011: Cormac McCarthy Is The Front Runner
True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty
CULTURE & ARTS
Why Are US Literary Laureates Only Poets? Why Not a Dramatist?
Dramatist and theater essayist
The country that invented musical theater should have a representational dramatist in its highest official center of literature.
V. S. Naipaul's "Gloomy Clarity" About Africa and Himself (AUDIO)
Host of Open Source from Brown University
V. S. Naipaul, in the winter of his long writing life, doesn't disguise his melancholy or his frailty. Still, his inquisitorial eye and his magic with a prose sentence have not abandoned him, nor the organ tones of his mesmerizing voice.
Should African Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o Have Won The Nobel Prize For Literature?
It's easy to see how the confusion might have arisen. Ngugi has dedicated his life to describing, satirising and destabilising
The 7 Best Books From Nobel Prize Winners Who Didn't Win Their Medal For Literature (PHOTOS)
Orhan Pamuk, Toni Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Saul Bellow, Pablo Neruda ... all great authors honored by the Nobel Committee
Literary Prize: Poet Tomas Transtromer Rumored As Favorite For Next Nobel Prize
After 13 years rewarding novelists and playwrights, the odds are strong that this year's Nobel prize for literature will
Herta Mueller Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
Most of Müller's works are published exclusively in German, but English translations exist for The Passport (1989), Traveling
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