Cleanthes
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October 13th, 2016, 12:03 am #261

Ngugi would be a great winner, either Delillo or Ichiguro would be a disgrace. This may be Adunis year, too. Just a few more hours.

BTW, my favorite English language writers, Carson, Murray, Ozick, Coover and Erdrich are not going to win. Neither are my favorite French language ones, Quignard, Bergounioux, Jaccottet, Minard or Chevillard.
Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent.
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DDR
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October 13th, 2016, 12:27 am #262

Didi wrote:
Bloß ein Língshān wrote:
edit: don't forget wästberg said in http://vilaser.se/wastbergs_nobel/

"Vi ser oss om efter mästerverk i andra genrer än romanens, dramatikens, poesins. Nobels testamente öppnar för all slags litteratur: historia, filosofi, essäer, barnböcker. Inte lätt – men vi ger inte upp. Årets pristagare är ett förnämligt exempel på en unik genreblandning, helt hennes egen."

Maybe an argument arose concerning giving it to another unconventional writer? Haneke? A children's author?
is that a reference to a female ?
maybe someone who has a mix of publications to her name: novels, short stories, poetry, children's books etc eg Atwood, Le Guin
I'm sure he is talking about last year prize when Svetlana was awarded
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October 13th, 2016, 12:43 am #263

Right, he's saying Svetlana bends genres and has her own style. But what's of note is the part before, qualifying the statutes of the prize. I've never seen someone talk about a barnböcker author as a serious contender (after lagerlöf).

edit: dutch language has never been awarded - phenomenal generation of children's authors. would be fantastic, SA. (in my dreams.)
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October 13th, 2016, 1:09 am #264

I think they would not tread on the Hans Christian Andersen Award's turf to pick someone who focuses on such books.

but he did specifically mention it, so you never know
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October 13th, 2016, 4:42 am #265

In the last 24 hours, Nobel Prize FB page has published quotes from Toni Morrison and John Steinbeck. I'm fearing the worst...
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October 13th, 2016, 4:50 am #266

so three quotes, each from an American Nobel Laureate
could only mean one thing

but who ?

and those clues can take you in so many directions within the US, even BD


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October 13th, 2016, 5:03 am #267

but that posting of "Women who changed the world" video in the "About" section (in addition to the "Video" section posted earlier this year)

a woman from the US ?
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October 13th, 2016, 5:04 am #268

Bloß ein Língshān wrote:Right, he's saying Svetlana bends genres and has her own style. But what's of note is the part before, qualifying the statutes of the prize. I've never seen someone talk about a barnböcker author as a serious contender (after lagerlöf).

edit: dutch language has never been awarded - phenomenal generation of children's authors. would be fantastic, SA. (in my dreams.)
Which Dutch authors / books?
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October 13th, 2016, 5:06 am #269

Didi wrote:so three quotes, each from an American Nobel Laureate
could only mean one thing

but who ?

and those clues can take you in so many directions within the US, even BD

DeLillo I'm afraid :facepalm:
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October 13th, 2016, 6:56 am #270

hopefully not

still expecting and hoping for a woman from the US

otherwise a year with no female Nobel laureats across any of the prizes - not a good year

only a few hours to go and we'll find out
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