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You would not think otherwise
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Tolkien was nominated by C.S.Lewis for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961, turned down, what a surprise, because he was 'rubbish' at prose in the Lord of the Rings, what nonsense

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/ ... ion_n_1188684.html?ref=uk

Posted on: 2012/1/6 13:37


Re: You would not think otherwise
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He is in good company:

" More indisputably major authors have been ignored by the Nobel Committee than have been honored by it, including Marcel Proust, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges, Gertrude Stein, August Strindberg, John Updike, Arthur Miller, Yannis Ritsos, often for political or extra-literary reasons."


Posted on: 2012/1/6 18:01






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