Wikipedia Tour: Nobel Laureates in Literature
20 Installments—Entirely free
Since their creation at the end of the nineteenth century, the Nobel Prizes have been recognized as the pinnacle of achievement in the fields of literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and peace. The winners of the Nobel Prize in literature are rewarded for the creation of pieces of literary art whose impact upon humanity is palpable, and we have collected some of the most compelling winners in this Wikipedia Tour. T.S. Eliot’s fractured poetry captures the trauma of a world coming to terms with the devastation of World War I, while Derek Walcott’s beautiful metaphors help him—and us—find the meanings of our brave new postcolonial world. Doris Lessing and Toni Morrison have shed surprising new light on the experiences of women and African-Americans respectively, and, as with all of the Laureates in the literary field, it is light without which humanity would be infinitely darker.
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Welcome to our _Wikipedia Tour: Nobel Laureates in Literature_. Each day we’ll send you a link to a new article about a Nobel Prize winning writer on Wikipedia. The introduction to each day’s article is included in the installment so you can choose to read just the introduction or the full ...Back to top
Reviewed by DayLily on Aug 27, 2011
Top of the Line
When you win a Nobel you're 5-star, no matter who drives the bus "tour".
Reviewed by dreamdust on Mar 11, 2010
Nobel Laureates in Literature
Most worthwhile, and fascinating-a good investment in time.
Reviewed by Christiana on Sep 22, 2009
It drew my immediate attention.
This book was very rewarding and I paid close attention to it. I began to seek these works to read and I purchased some; I intend to find others that were included as well.
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