Tag Archives: Nobel Laureates in Literature

Love Stories: Immortality by Yasunari Kawabata

Immortality is taken from Yasunari Kawabata’s anthology; Palm-of-the-Hand Stories. Kawabata was the first Japanese author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968. He wrote over 140 shorts stories over his career and thought his shorts works expressed the essence of his art better than his longer works. Apparently, most stories in Palm-of-the-Hand Stories […]

A Forsyte Encounters the People, 1917 by John Galsworthy

A Forsyte Encounters the People, 1917 is from John Galsworthy’s novel On Forsyte ‘Change. Galsworthy who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932 wrote a number of books on the Forsyte family. Even though On Forsyte ‘Change is not a part of The Forsyte Saga, it looks into the lives of older Forsytes before the […]

Young Once by Patrick Modiano

In 2014 Patrick Modiano who is called “Marcel Proust of our time” won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the Occupation.” He was a well-known writer in France at the time, but he was not popular […]

In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul

In a Free State is set in a post-independence unnamed African country, governed by a king and a president who belong to two different tribes. At the beginning of the novel, the king who was once supported by the colonials is on the run for his life, as the president with his many allies, including the army, has overthrown […]