Bashing the United States on the Nobel Level

No Nobel prizes for American writers: they’re too parochial | Books | The Guardian

It’s hard to tell if this criticism is a veiled political jab dating to the oppressive Bush era, but given the disappointment with which contemporary American literature is greeted in the United States as well, it’s probably a safe bet that no American will win this year’s literature Nobel Prize.

And, if an American wins it, then it probably was a political jab after all.

Update: Nope. An American did not win it. And, in 2010, a Peruvian won the prize. I’m reading Twain. I hope they award one to him posthumously.  PNM

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