Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Read the Nobels

Another day; another challenge.

Another book challenge that is.

Like the Orange Prize Project, Reading the Nobels has no time limit and it allows me to combine books and authors from other challenges.
A win-win situation.

In the list below I've only read 8 of the authors, so I've got a bit to do to catch up!

But I enjoy a challenge; so what's next?!

2016
Bob Dylan  (R)
2015
Svetlana Alexievich
2014
Patrick Modiano - Catherine Certitude
2013
Alice Munro (R)
2012
Mo Yan
2011
Tomas Tranströmer
2010
Mario Vargas Llosa
2009
Herta Müller
2008
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
2007
Doris Lessing
2006
Orhan Pamuk
2005
Harold Pinter
2004
Elfriede Jelinek
2003
John M. Coetzee - Childhood of Jesus
2002
Imre Kertész
2001
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
2000
Gao Xingjian
1999
Günter Grass
1998
José Saramago
1997
Dario Fo
1996
Wislawa Szymborska
1995
Seamus Heaney
1994
Kenzaburo Oe
1993
Toni Morrison
1992
Derek Walcott
1991
Nadine Gordimer
1990
Octavio Paz
1989
Camilo José Cela
1988
Naguib Mahfouz
1987
Joseph Brodsky
1986
Wole Soyinka
1985
Claude Simon
1984
Jaroslav Seifert
1983
William Golding (R)
1982
Gabriel García Márquez (R)
1981
Elias Canetti
1980
Czeslaw Milosz
1979
Odysseus Elytis
1978
Isaac Bashevis Singer
1977
Vicente Aleixandre
1976
Saul Bellow
1975
Eugenio Montale
1974
Eyvind Johnson
Harry Martinson
1973
Patrick White (R)
1972
Heinrich Böll
1971
Pablo Neruda
1970
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (R)
1969
Samuel Beckett
1968
Yasunari Kawabata - The Sound of the Mountain
1967
Miguel Angel Asturias
1966
Shmuel Yosef Agnon 
Nelly Sachs
1965
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
1964
Jean-Paul Sartre
1963
Giorgos Seferis
1962
John Steinbeck (R)
1961
Ivo Andric
1960
Saint-John Perse
1959
Salvatore Quasimodo
1958
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (R)
1957
Albert Camus
1956
Juan Ramón Jiménez
1955
Halldór Kiljan Laxness
1954
Ernest Miller Hemingway - A Moveable Feast
1953
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (R)
1952
François Mauriac
1951
Pär Fabian Lagerkvist
1950
Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell
1949
William Faulkner
1948
Thomas Stearns Eliot (R)
1947
André Paul Guillaume Gide
1946
Hermann Hesse
1945
Gabriela Mistral
1944
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
1943
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1942
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1941
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1940
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1939
Frans Eemil Sillanpää
1938
Pearl Buck (R)
1937
Roger Martin du Gard
1936
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
1935
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1934
Luigi Pirandello
1933
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin
1932
John Galsworthy (R)
1931
Erik Axel Karlfeldt
1930
Sinclair Lewis
1929
Thomas Mann
1928
Sigrid Undset
1927
Henri Bergson
1926
Grazia Deledda
1925
George Bernard Shaw (R)
1924
Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
1923
William Butler Yeats (R)
1922
Jacinto Benavente
1921
Anatole France
1920
Knut Pedersen Hamsun
1919
Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler
1918
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1917
Karl Adolph Gjellerup
Henrik Pontoppidan
1916
Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam
1915
Romain Rolland
1914
No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.
1913
Rabindranath Tagore - The Home and the World
1912
Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann
1911
Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
1910
Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse
1909
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf
1908
Rudolf Christoph Eucken
1907
Rudyard Kipling
1906
Giosuè Carducci
1905
Henryk Sienkiewicz
1904
Frédéric Mistral 
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre
1903
Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson
1902
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
1901
Sully Prudhomme

12 comments:

  1. Quite right too, you wouldn't want to be running out of things to read! I'll look forward to seeing your occasional progress with these. I certainly couldn't read Nobel winners all the time.

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    1. And as you can see, neither can I.
      My progress through this list will be very slow indeed!

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  2. This is an interesting challenge. I've read 16 of these authors but I'm not sure whether I have read the novels they won it for.

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    1. The Nobel Laureate is awarded for a "writer's life work", although there have been 9 instances where authors won it for individual works.
      Below is the section copied from the official Nobel webpage...

      Mikhail Sholokhov in 1965
      "for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people"

      Ernest Hemingway in 1954
      "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style"

      Roger Martin Du Gard in 1937
      "for the artistic power and truth with which he has depicted human conflict as well as some fundamental aspects of contemporary life in his novel-cycle Les Thibault"

      John Galsworthy in 1932
      "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga"

      Thomas Mann in 1929
      "principally for his great novel, Buddenbrooks, which has won steadily increased recognition as one of the classic works of contemporary literature"

      Wladyslaw Reymont in 1924
      "for his great national epic, The Peasants"

      Knut Hamsun in 1920
      "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil"

      Carl Spitteler in 1919
      "in special appreciation of his epic, Olympian Spring"

      Theodor Mommsen in 1902
      "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing, with special reference to his monumental work, A history of Rome"

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  3. So glad to see the Nobel blogpost again! So, so sorry for any trouble I caused ( inadvertently) .
    I've read 5 authors from the Nobel list + review.
    I will have to re-read some other writers ( Bellow, Golding, Steinbeck).
    Good to have the books that were specifically mentioned for the Nobel prize. Thomas Mann won it for his very first novel...I don't see that happening nowadays. Authors must prove their worth over the years....

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    1. If not the Nobel page, it would have been another one Nancy!
      I'm just sorry I lost all your comments in the upgrading of this page into a dynamic one.

      Ahh now I understand your comment about Mann. I didn't realise he won the Nobel after only one book. That is unusual...and risky!

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  4. Still working hard to read more Nobels due to your inspirational blogpsot!
    16 authors read...but I silll have 95 more to go! List feels neverending....

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    1. It's a huge undertaking!
      Modiano has a chn's picture being published in English later on this year - it might be my cheats way of reading him :-)

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  5. How are the Nobels going...? What is the last Nobel Prize winning book that you have read this year?

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    1. Sadly I haven't read any yet Nancy...although I am halfway through Patrick Modiano's younger readers book - Catherine Certitude. Are you making better progress?

      Life has been crazy this year with two teenagers & their work, school, play commitments!

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    2. Trying to keep on the 1 Nobel book a month frequency, but it is not easy.
      Read winner of 1921 - 1953 and am working on 1999.
      I realize that reading some of the 'older' prize winners will take some extra effort effort.
      Plan to try 1905 - 1907 - and 1920 this year. We will finish this list....together even f it takes years!!

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    3. Yearsssssss is the appropriate word Nancy!
      But a long term goal is a good thing to have - right?

      Thanks for your support - we can do this :-)

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