Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dynamite!

While we're obsessing about prizes, here's the complete list of Nobel Prize winners for literature since 1901. Divides nicely into three:

The Clearly Deserving.

Yeats
Shaw
Mann
Hesse
Gide
Eliot
Faulkner
Hemingway
Camus
Steinbeck
Beckett
Neruda
White
Bellow
Golding
Grass
Coetzee

The Give Me A Breaks.

Rudyard Kipling
Rabindranath Tagore
Sinclair Lewis
John Galsworthy
Pearl Buck
Bertrand Russell
Winston Churchill

The Who Was That Agains.

Everyone else


BUT WHERE IS WYSTAN AUDEN?


...this year's winner will apparently be announced Thursday.

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