This Nobel Prize Thing


dynomite I find myself perplexed by this inexplicable award.  Has the Nobel prize selection committee completely lost its senses?

I mean, what exactly is “the landscape of the dispossessed” and how do you win the Nobel prize in literature for writing about it?  Why isn’t there more discussion of this bizarre choice?  I know there is a long history of controversy around prize winners, but this is a new low.  How can you possibly mention Herta Müller in the same breath as previous winners and immortal literary titans like Sully Prudhomme or Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson?  (Imagine the link juice from that last one…).

2 responses

  1. just back from trip to sweden, there is something very different about the psychology of swedes i think.i have found most nobel winners to be nearly unreadable…

  2. I attribute it to all the herring which seems to be a ubiquitous garnish in Sweden.

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