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Bob Dylan playing one of his major anthems, 'Blowin' in the Wind,' in a live 1963 television broadcast. Predictably, given
On November 8, the Nobel Prize for literature was bestowed on the Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, aged 67. It was among the few instances in which the work of the laureate was focused outside the traditional areas of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Ever since I read Villa Triste 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.
Garcia Márquez has been a part of a long tradition of literary greats who were known to use and/or advocate for homeopathic medicine.
Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for "her finely tuned storytelling."
Here's hoping that David Gilmour, the Canadian professor who told Hazlitt magazine that he didn't "love women writers enough
Munro, who is best known for her short stories, was hailed by the Academy as a "master of the contemporary story." More from
Don't forget Tom Stoppard. He's among the few masters; he's a unique mind, true genius. He deserves the Nobel Prize.
I've known Phil now for almost all of his writing life, beginning in the sixties, when he used to eat a lot of dinners at the New York apartment of me and my late wife Norma. In fact, one of Phil's best comic turns was at my expense, and took place on Martha's Vineyard during one of his many visits there.
"Gaomi is no longer what it was," poet Li Danping told Xinhua. "It is now the holy land of the country, Mecca of Chinese
No American has won the Prize since 1993, when Toni Morrison took it home. There’s all kinds of serious theories why. But
There have been, however, a few books that I literally could not put down. Interestingly, one of the themes in his 1967 masterpiece
What I prize most about Wislawa Szymborska is her readiness to confront the big classic themes -- life, death, history, war, reality, love -- and to do so with a voice that combines the fire of the Resistance with a proper humility.
The Nobel committee never releases its list of writers under consideration. So how does a website specializing in sports gambling determine -- from an increasingly global pool -- reasonable odds for winning the Nobel Prize?
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The day before the official announcement, Bob Dylan was installed as UK betting company Ladbrokes' favorite to win the Nobel
Adonis would be a timely candidate, as his poetry coincides with the recent Arab Spring protests. In a March edition of the
Using rarely seen footage from the Russian State Film Archives, documentarian Kevin McNeer has produced a fascinating documentary about the late Soviet political cartoonist and propaganda artist Boris Efimov.
Today is Toni Morrison's 80th birthday. Born in Ohio, educated at Howard University and Cornell, Morrison's writing career