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Gabriela Mistral, the only Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, was born on this date in 1889. You can read her poems in translation here: http://www.poemhunter.com/gabriela-mistra1/poems/
Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, died on this date in 1940.
Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn born this date in 1918. He was famously expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974, but returned to Russia in 1994, after the collapse of the Soviet system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading
On this date in 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature, stating: “A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.”
On this date in 1962, Doris Lessing’s novel The Golden Notebook was published. TIME magazine chose the novel as one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.
William Butler Yeats dies on this date in 1939. You can read his poetry here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-butler-yeats
Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus was killed in a car crash on this date in 1960. Although Camus is often considered an existentialist, he rejected that association, saying, “No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised … Continue reading