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Saturday, December 16, 2017

The biblio file: interesting images of logos, for bibliophiles

Publisher's logo, Macmillan Publishers

The world according to cartoonist Tom Gauld

http://www.tomgauld.com

Annual winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901 (2005)


The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. The prize has been awarded annually since 1901. It is the world’s most prestigious literary award, although many of its recipients are now obscure. Critics have alleged that the Swedish Academy, which chooses the winners, is biased toward European writers. For whatever reason, most of the recipients have been European.

Harold Pinter (1930)
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom


Received the prize as a writer "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms."

"They say it's your birthday" - writers born on December 16th



Jane Austen  (1775) 
Arthur C. Clarke  (1917)
Noel Coward  (1899)
Philip Dick  (1928)
 V. S. Pritchett  (1901) 
George Santayana  (1863)

Friday, December 15, 2017

The biblio file: interesting images of logos, for bibliophiles

Publisher's logo, Thomas Dunne Books

Annual winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901 (2004)


The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. The prize has been awarded annually since 1901. It is the world’s most prestigious literary award, although many of its recipients are now obscure. Critics have alleged that the Swedish Academy, which chooses the winners, is biased toward European writers. For whatever reason, most of the recipients have been European.

Elfriede Jelinek (1946)
Residence at the time of the award: Austria


Received the prize "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power."

"They say it's your birthday" - writers born on December 15th

 

Maxwell Anderson  (1888)
Edna O’Brien  (1930)
Muriel Rukeyser  (1913) 
Betty Smith  (1896) 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The biblio file: interesting images of libraries, for bibliophiles

Providence Public Library, Providence, Rhode Island

The world according to cartoonist John Atkinson

Annual winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901 (2003)


The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. The prize has been awarded annually since 1901. It is the world’s most prestigious literary award, although many of its recipients are now obscure. Critics have alleged that the Swedish Academy, which chooses the winners, is biased toward European writers. For whatever reason, most of the recipients have been European.

John M. Coetzee (1940)
Residence at the time of the award: South Africa


Received the prize as a writer "who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider."


"They say it's your birthday" - writers born on December 14th

 

Amy Hempel  (1951)
Shirley Jackson  (1916)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The biblio file: interesting images of readers, for bibliophiles

Fernand Léger

Annual winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901 (2002)


The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. The prize has been awarded annually since 1901. It is the world’s most prestigious literary award, although many of its recipients are now obscure. Critics have alleged that the Swedish Academy, which chooses the winners, is biased toward European writers. For whatever reason, most of the recipients have been European.

Imre Kertész (1929-2016)
Residence at the time of the award: Hungary


Received the prize "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history."


"They say it's your birthday" - writers born on December 13th



Heinrich Heine  (1797) 
Beth Lisick  (1968)
Ross Macdonald  (1915) 
Kenneth Patchen  (1911)
James Wright  (1927)