[ilds] Durrell and the Nobel

Denise Tart & David Green dtart at bigpond.net.au
Tue Nov 1 15:49:56 PDT 2016


As indeed, perhaps, does Dylan's silence.

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> On 2 Nov. 2016, at 5:08 am, Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> I think the Nobel Committee, by virtue of those it has rejected as worthy of the prize, has completely disqualified itself as capable of identifying literary merit.  Its selection of Bob Dylan only confirms my opinion.  
> 
> Bruce
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>> On Nov 1, 2016, at 10:59 AM, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hi all,
>> 
>> With the recent discussion around Dylan, I thought these prior comments on Durrell and the Nobel might be of interest:
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>> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jan/03/swedish-academy-controversy-steinbeck-nobel
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>> https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/05/jrr-tolkien-nobel-prize
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>> 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
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>> 
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