Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Wednesday laid into the powerful boss of the governing right-wing party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, asking if he was seeking to turn the country into "a dictatorship". Walesa, a Nobel peace laureate and former president, has been highly critical of Kaczynski and his Law and Justice (PiS) party. Show More Summary
In a rare interview, the Nobel laureate who predicted the Higgs boson talks about the search for new physics and why we need knowledge for knowledge’s sake
"Whatever inspiration is, it's born from a continuous ‘I don't know.’"
The Austrian playwright and novelist wrote a new play ("an attack on the Trump aesthetic: the gold, the plush furniture") for the times. It's coming to NY, and here's the description, from the play's translator: "This seer with bleeding eyes sends Trump through a shattered looking glass where Jelinek examines him through the distorted mirrors […]
There will be a world premiere reading of Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek's On the Royal Road: The Burgher King, in Gitta Honegger's translation, tomorrow (Monday, 27 March, at 18:30) in New York. As Honegger promisingly describes it: Jelinek...Show More Summary
In which the Nobel laureate takes on 30 American standards.
This month in book reviews: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and climate change. A Nobel laureate. A champion of metamorphosis. The post Five books you have to read in February appeared first on Macleans.ca.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87.
Our newest Nobel Laureate released his first album, Bob Dylan. ‘Nuff said. (I’m sure the public defender will break tradition and give us his review of this classic masterpiece instead of the release of the week.)
They've announced the longlist for the 'foreign literature' (??????????? ??????????) category of the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award. The twenty-eight titles include books by Nobel laureates (Coetzee; Vargas Llosa; Modiano; Toni Morrison), Michel Houellebecq's Submission, Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger, and two Jonathan Franzens, among... Show More Summary
Derek Walcott was a native son of St. Lucia, won Nobel prize in 1992.
'English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.' -- +tvochannel
Poet, playwright and Nobel laureate Derek Walcott died Friday after a long illness at his home on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, his publisher said. He was 87. "Derek Walcott passed away this morning," said a statement emailed by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Show More Summary
Nobel laureate (1992) Derek Walcott has passed away; see, for example, obituaries in The Guardian (Anita Sethi and Lawrence Scott's) or The New York Times (William Grimes'). None of his titles are under review at the complete review, but Omeros is a fine place to start; see the publicity pages at Farrar, Straus and Giroux or Faber, or get your copy at Amazon.com.
Derek Walcott, whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds, bringing him a Nobel Prize in Literature, died early Friday morning at his home near Gros Islet in St. Lucia.
Today, March 17, 2017, Nobel laureate Derek Walcott passed away at the age of 87. In his memory, we share this 5-Minute Memoir about him from the May/June 2015 Writer’s Digest: “The Nobel Laureate Next” by Jody Callahan. The post Remembering Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, 1930-2017 appeared first on WritersDigest.com.
Winner of 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature dies at his house in Caribbean island of St. Lucia after long illness.
Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott's death in the eastern Caribbean nation was first confirmed early Friday by his son, Peter. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet, playwright, and painter...
Mr. Walcott’s verse threaded classical literature through the rhythms of island life.
Mr. Walcott’s intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds.