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Friday, July 11, 2014

Great Stories by Nobel Winners

ISBN 9780001000520

Rupa Pubs., ed. Leo Hamalian and Edmond L Volpe

Copyright The Noonday Press 1959

The ones I found impressive were:

Selma Lagerlof (The Outlaws)

Henrik Pontoppidan (A Fisher Nest) [especially for its depiction of barbaric customs belonging to antiquity, in its opening pages]

W B Yeats (The Crucifixion of the Outcast)

Wladyslaw Reymont (Death) [the squabbling amongst relatives for the even meagre material possessions of those at final rest makes for grimacing reading]

G B Shaw (The Miraculous Revenge)

Grazia Deledda (The Sardinian Fox)

Sinclair Lewis (What That Kind Of Mush Gets You)

Johannes V Jensen (Lost Forests)

Herman Hesse (Within And Without)

Par Lagerkvist (The Lift That Went Down Into Hell)

Haldor Laxness (Lily) [Nebuchadnezzar]

Albert Camus (The Guest)

Boris Pasternak (Ill Tratto de Apelle)

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