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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Labels: French, French culture, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, multiculturalism, Nobel, Nobel Prize of Literature
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I was wondering about his works. Heading to the library to see about checking out some.
Have you read him? Where should I start?
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