Front cover image for Nobel lectures : from the literature laureates, 1986 to 2006

Nobel lectures : from the literature laureates, 1986 to 2006

This is a collection in which meditations on imagination and the process of writing mingle with keen discussions of global affairs, geography and colonialism, cultural change, and the deeply lasting influences of the past
Print Book, English, 2007
New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, New York, 2007
Criticism, interpretation, etc
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781595582010, 9781595584090, 1595582010, 1595584099
My father's suitcase / Orhan Pamuk
Art, truth and politics / Harold Pinter
Sidelined / Elfriede Jelinek
He and his man / J.M. Coetzee
Heureka! / Imre Kertész
Two worlds / V.S. Naipaul
The case for literature / Gao Xingjian
To be continued ... / Günter Grass
How characters became the masters and the author their apprentice / José Saramago
Contra jogulatores obloquentes (Against jesters who defame and insult) / Dario Fo
The poet and the world / Wislawa Szymborska
Crediting poetry / Seamus Heaney
Japan, the ambiguous, and myself / Kenzaburo Oe
The bird is in your hands / Toni Morrison
The Antilles: fragments of epic memory / Derek Walcott
Writing and being / Nadine Gordimer
In search of the present / Octavio Paz
Eulogy to the fable / Camilo José Cela
Mankind's coming of age / Naguib Mahfouz
Aesthetics and language / Joseph Brodsky
This past must address its present / Wole Soyinka
Laureates, 1901 to 2006
Originally published: Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2006