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I'll say that in which ever category the CRISPR/cas9 prize is awarded (chemistry or physiology), it is genius.Didi wrote:Predicting the other Nobels (not Lit or Peace), high success rate:
http://thomsonreuters.com/en/articles/2 ... nners.html
Explains why Ladbrokes gave up on the Sciences a few years ago.
Citation referencing statistics, objective but unworkable/non-reflective for Lit and Peace.
yes you have, jake . . .Thomas Hounds wrote:As an American, I can tell you I've never met anyone who has read Pearl Buck. I've never another person who has even heard of Pearl Buck. Hell, I only know Pearl Buck because of Quiz Bowl. Now Lessing, I feel, is a very important writer. Her forays into the absolute stupidest most tripe-filled cliched 1970s feminist sci-fi work imaginable (go fucking read The Marriage Between Zones 3, 4 and 5, just go read it), really destroyed her standing in the literary community for quite some time, but by 2007, with a critically praised autobiography and some new writings out and re-releases, Lessing came back into the Academy's attention. Her profile as one of Britain's most prominent female writers of the last half century, if not the most prominent, and a long list of strong works are likely what gave her a profile above other options that year. Her short stories are quite good, as is The Grass is Singing (I've not read the Golden Notebook).
Also, I love The Wondrous Adventures of Nils. And quite randomly, it features prominently in Kenzaburo Oe's acceptance speech and Oe was also obsessed with the work as both a child and an adult.