Friday, June 6, 2014

The Nobel Project

Nobel Prize for Literature
"reading it in this lifetime, reviewing them in the next."

106 Nobels Awarded to 110 Authors from 1901-2013

current progress:

  • authors read - 13 
  • books read - 26 



1901Rene F. A. Sully Prudhomme*France
1902Theodore Mommsen*Germany
1903Bjornsterne Bjornson
- A Happy Boy (3 Stars - Reviewed)
-The Fisher Girl (3 Stars - Reviewed)**
Norway
1904Frederic Mistral*
Jose Echegaray*
France
Spain
1905Henryk Sienkiewicz
- Life and Death and Other Legends and Stories (3 Stars - Reviewed)
Poland
1906Giosue CarducciItaly
1907Rudyard Kipling
-The Jungle Book (3 Stars)
Great Britain
1908Rudolf C. EuckenGermany
1909Selma LagerlöfSweden
1910Paul J. L. HeyseGermany
1911Maurice Maeterlinck
- The Inner Beauty (4 Stars - Reviewed)
- The Life of the Bee (3 Stars - Reviewed)
Belgium
1912Gerhart HauptmannGermany
1913Rabindranath Tagore
- Gitanjali (4 Stars - Reviewed)
- Nationalism (3 Stars - Reviewed)
- The Crescent Moon (4 Stars - Reviewed)
- The Gardener (4 Stars - Reviewed)**
India
1914
1915Romain RollandFrance
1916Verner von HeidenstamSweden
1917Karl A. Gjellerup
Henrik Pontoppidan
Denmark
Denmark
1918
1919Carl F. G. SpittelerSwitzerland
1920Knut HamsunNorway
1921Anatole France
-Penguin Island (3 Stars - Reviewed)
-The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (4 Stars - Reviewed)
-The Red Lily (3 Stars - Reviewed)
-The Revolt of the Angels (4 Stars - Reviewed)**
France
1922Jacinto BenaventeSpain
1923William Butler YeatsIreland
1924Wladyslaw S. ReymontPoland
1925George Bernard ShawIreland - Great Britain
1926Grazia DeleddaItaly
1927Henri BergsonFrance
1928Sigrid UndsetNorway
1929Thomas MannGermany
1930Sinclair LewisUnited States
1931Erik A. KarlfeldtSweden
1932John GalsworthyGreat Britain
1933Ivan A. BuninSoviet Union
1934Luigi PirandelloItaly
1935
1936Eugene O'NeillUnited States
1937Roger Martin du GardFrance
1938Parl S. BuckUnited States
1939Frans E. SillanpääFinland
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944Johannes V. JensenDenmark
1945Gabriela MistralChile
1946Hermann Hesse
-Siddhartha (4 Stars)
Germany - Switzerland
1947André GideFrance
1948T. S. EliotGreat Britain
1949William FaulknerUnited States
1950Bertrand RussellGreat Britain
1951Pär F. LagerkvistSweden
1952Francois MauriacFrance
1953Sir Winston ChurchillGreat Britain
1954Ernest Hemingway
-A Farewell to Arms (3 Stars)
-For Whom the Bells Toll (4 Stars)
-The Old Man and the Sea (4 Stars)
-The Sun Also Rises (2 Stars)
United States
1955Halldor K. LaxnessIceland
1956Juan Ramón JiménezSpain
1957Albert CamusFrance
1958Boris L. Pasternak (declined)Soviet Union
1959Salvatore QuasimodoItaly
1960Saint-John PerseFrance
1961Ivo AndricYugoslavia
1962John SteinbeckUnited States
1963Giorgos SeferisGreece
1964Jean Paul Sartre (declined)France
1965Mikhail SholokhovSoviet Union
1966Samuel Joseph Agnon
Nelly Sachs
Israel
Sweden
1967Miguel Angel AsturiasGuatemala
1968Yasunari KawabataJapan
1969Samuel BeckettIreland
1970Aleksandr I. SolzhenitsynSoviet Union
1971Pablo Neruda
- Memoirs (4 Stars - Reviewed)
The Book of Questions (4 Stars - Reviewed)
- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (3 Stars - Reviewed)
Chile
1972Heinrich BöllGermany
1973Patrick WhiteAustralia
1974Eyvind Johnson
Harry Edmund Martinson
Sweden
Sweden
1975Eugenio MontaleItaly
1976Saul BellowUnited States
1977Vicente AleixandreSpain
1978Isaac Bashevis SingerUnited States
1979Odysseus ElytisGreek
1980Czeslaw MiloszPoland - United States
1981Elias CanettiBulgaria - Great Britain
1982Gabriel Garcia Marquez
-Love in the Time of Cholera (3 Stars)
Columbia - Mexico
1983William Golding
-The Lord of the Flies (4 Stars - Reviewed)
Great Britain
1984Jaroslav SiefertCzechoslovakia
1985Claude SimonFrance
1986Wole SoyinkaNigeria
1987Joseph BrodskySoviet Union - United States
1988Naguib MahfouzEgypt
1989Camilo José CelaSpain
1990Octavio PazMexico
1991Nadine Gordimer
-Telling Tales (4 Stars)
South Africa
1992Derek WalcottWest Indies
1993Toni MorrisonUnited States
1994Kenzaburo OeJapan
1995Seamus HeaneyIreland
1996Wislawa SzymborskaPoland
1997Dario FoItaly
1998José Saramago
-The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (3 Stars - Reviewed)
-The Stone Raft (3 Stars)
Portugal
1999Günter GrassGermany
2000Gao XingjianFrance
2001Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad NaipaulUnited Kingdom
2002Imre KertészHungary
2003Imre KertészSouth Africa
2004Elfriede JelinekAustria
2005Harold PinterUnited Kingdom
2006Orhan PamukTurkey
2007Doris LessingUnited Kingdom
2008Jean-Marie Gustave Le ClézioFrance
2009Herta MüllerGermany
2010Mario Vargas LlosaPeru
2011Tomas TranströmerSweden
2012Mo YannChina
2013Alice MunroCanada

*works only in the original language
**with short introduction



Started circa: February, 2014
Date of Completion:

Reading list parameters:

  • a target of five works per author (if available and translated)
  • the first work read, if no memoirs or autobiography exists, will include a short introduction of the author. 
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