[ilds] Durrell and the Nobel

Richard Pine pinedurrellcorfu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 11:42:43 PDT 2016


These were not the only years in which LD was in the running for the Nobel.
When I visited him in Sommieres in 1988 he was waiting for news. When it
came, he learned that Maguib Mahfouz had won the prize. He was entirely
philosophical.
RP

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 7:59 PM, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> With the recent discussion around Dylan, I thought these prior comments on
> Durrell and the Nobel might be of interest:
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jan/03/swedish-academ
> y-controversy-steinbeck-nobel
>
> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/05/jrr-tolkien-nobel-prize
>
> James Clawson will present some detailed quantitative data on the Nobel
> committee in Louisville this Spring, but in the meantime it's helpful to
> see what kept the prize out of Old D's reach in 1961 & '62.
>
> Cheers,
> James
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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