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Reclaiming One Of Ireland's Masterpieces

Irish literature is one of the great literatures of the world. This is well-known because of our Nobel Laureates in particular, Yeats and Shaw and Beckett and Heaney, but also because James Joyce and Swift and Oscar Wilde and others strut the world in their greatness. Show More Summary

Reclaiming One Of Ireland's Masterpieces

Irish literature is one of the great literatures of the world. This is well-known because of our Nobel Laureates in particular, Yeats and Shaw and Beckett and Heaney, but also because James Joyce and Swift and Oscar Wilde and others strut the world in their greatness. Show More Summary

First Slice 3/29/15: Mayor Kasim Reed wants no part of Nobel Peace Prize Summit

A Nobel Peace Prize Summit of former laureates, scheduled to take place in Atlanta this November, will not share any official affiliation with the city if Mayor Kasim Reed has anything to say about it. He sent a detailed letter to the...Show More Summary

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish poet who received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2011 for a body of work that made him known as a “master of metaphor,” died March 26. He was 83.His death was announced on the Nobel Prize’s Web site. The announcement did not report where or how he died. Show More Summary

Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)

2011 Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer has passed away; see, for example, The New York Times' obituary. Only one of his titles is under review at the complete review : Memories Look at Me.

Tomas Tranströmer, 1931–2015

We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every year since 1993, and finally won in 2011. The Swedish Academy said in its citation that Transtromer had received the […]

Tomas Transtromer, Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. According to the Nobel Prize's Twitter account, Transtromer died Thursday.

Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee Believes Animal Experiments Are Morally ‘Unthinkable’

A new report by the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics condemns experiments on animals as both morally and scientifically indefensible. The post Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee Believes Animal Experiments Are Morally ‘Unthinkable’ appeared first on PETA.

Finally a Hitler analogy that’s right: ISIS as the Fourth Reich

Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul: Isis is dedicated to a contemporary holocaust. It has pledged itself to the murder of Shias, Jews, Christians, Copts, Yazidis…

Mathematicians solve 60-year old-problem

A 60-year old maths problem first put forward by Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi has finally been solved. In 1955, a team of physicists, computer scientists and mathematicians led by Fermi used a computer for the first time to try and solve a numerical experiment. Show More Summary

ROBERT SHILLER: Buy oil (USO, OIL)

Robert Shiller thinks it might be time to buy oil. In an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Nobel Economics laureate said that in a world without many alternative to stocks, it might be a good...Show More Summary

The Cost of Single-Mindedness

Racehorses may need blinders but leaders do not. Keeping things simple is simply wrong and frequently costly in today's world. As Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman outlined in his book, Thinking: Fast and Slow, there are decisions that require more than an intuitive response. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman And Arcade Fire Agree: Touring Is The Key To Music Money

Nobel laureate Princeton professors aren't known for declarations of agreement with the views of indie rock bands from Canada. But today at a South By Southwest panel dubbed The Celebrity Economy in Music, that's exactly what happen...

Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer on Freedom and What Status Really Means for a Writer

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"All worthwhile writing... comes from an individual vision, privately pursued."

Top Ten Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage

One. Seven Nobel Laureates in Economics endorse the higher minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016, saying it does not lead to lower fewer jobs. Two. Job losses from raising the minimum wage are negligible. Minimum wage has already been raised 23 times. Show More Summary

The economics week in review with Nobel laureate Robert Solow

Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. An esteemed Harvard economist once said that if the earth were threatened with an alien invasion, he would want Robert Solow to chair the international commission on how to deal with it. Show More Summary

Nobel Laureate Elias Canetti on Our Fear of Being Touched, the Four Attributes of Crowds, and the Paradox of Why We Join Them

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd... A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal."

The Discreet Hero review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of the latest novel by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa to be translated into English (by Edith Grossman), The Discreet Hero.

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