Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Nobel of Literature Goes to French Writer


This year the recipient is author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, whose multicultural experience seems to have had something to do with his writing and eventually his winning.

"The Nobel committee said on Thursday that “this work contains magnificent images of a lost culture in the North African desert, contrasted with a depiction of Europe seen through the eyes of unwanted immigrants. The main character, the Algerian guest worker Lalla, is a utopian antithesis to the ugliness and brutality of European society.”

Read more here.
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2 comments:

gina said...

I was wondering about his works. Heading to the library to see about checking out some.

John said...

Have you read him? Where should I start?