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A Village After Dark

This year’s Nobel prize for literature was announced yesterday. I don’t usually pay much attention to these types of awards, but I really thought that this would be Margaret Atwood’s year. Still, even though I was surprised by the selection … Continue reading

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without books there would be no history

“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.”┬áHermann Hesse Hermann Hesse, the 1946 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature, worked as a bookseller in the J.J. Heckenhaurer Antiquariat in T├╝bingen, … Continue reading

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Nobel Jury Snubs JRR Tolkien

Well, actually the Nobel jury snub happened fifty years ago,but the despicable story only just surfaced. The Swedish newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet recently disclosed the sordid details after snooping in the official Nobel archives in Stockholm. It seems that C.S. Lewis … Continue reading

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