Post Profile






Is it Don DeLillo’s Year to Win the Nobel Prize?

No American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 23 years, not since Toni Morrison. And it’s easy to presume that the game is rigged against the United States: In 2008, Horace Engdahl, then the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, went out of his way to dis American literature as a whole when he shot down rumors that two Americans, Joyce Carol Oates and Philip Roth, were shortlisted for the prize.
read more

share

Related Posts


Who will get the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Entertainment / Books : LA Times: Books

The Nobel Prizes are being announced this week, and expectations are that the prize for literature will be announced tomorrow, Oct. 9. Horace Engdahl, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, caused a stir when he said in an inte...

"The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel prize in literature."

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse

"So far the American troubadour has responded with silence since he won the prize on Thursday."

Three Excerpts By This Year’s Nobel Prize In Literature Winner

US Politics / Liberal : Matthew Yglesias

“It’s not really about a history of events. It’s a history of emotions." Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius said following the announcement of the award. The post Three Excerpts By This Year’s Nobel Prize In Lite...

Bob Dylan, Musician, Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

Though there’d been a lot of buzz in the last few days that this could potentially finally be Don Delillo’s year to win the Nobel Prize in Literature — and to be the first American to win since Toni Morrison in 1993 — but alas, the ...

Here's Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize in Literature Today

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

At the New Republic yesterday, Alex Shepard suggested that this might be the year for Don DeLillo to win the Nobel Prize in Literature: No American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 23 years, not since Toni Morrison. And it’s...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC