15 January, 2021

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Noblessed & Obliged

Another year, another Nobel prize for literature. Over the years the award, certainly the most well known in the field of letters, has attracted plenty of controversy. That’s partly because of the several obscure writers who have won, but it’s essentially because of the number of truly great writers who have no Nobel against their name. Here are five men who have clearly been hard done by:

Jorge Luis Borges
Great Argentine who famously described the Falklands war as "two bald men fighting over a comb".

 

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness. Need anyone say more?

 

 

Graham Greene
The only plausible explanation: someone on the selection panel didn’t like him. Apparently...
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