Tag Archives: Nobel Prize

The Authors William Faulkner Consistently Returned to

Originally posted on Biblioklept:
Unidentified participant: Sir, when you are reading for your own pleasure, which authors do you consistently return to? William Faulkner: The ones I came to love when I was eighteen, nineteen, twenty years old. Moby-Dick, the…

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What a Lady, What a Writer

As I’m sure you know, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year on the basis of a lifetime of writing plain spoken, deeply felt and viscerally moving short stories about the intricacies, snares and joys of human … Continue reading

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Bogland

Originally posted on scienceandartblog:
Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet who won The Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, died last week aged 74. His 1966 poems Death of a Naturalist give the essence of his early life tending the soil as a…

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“Feeling into Words” by Seamus Heaney

“The poet is on the side of undeceiving the world. It means being vigilant in the public realm. But you can go further still and say that poetry tries to help you to be a truer, purer, wholer being.” SEAMUS … Continue reading

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