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90.       niobe
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 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:48 am


All Nobel Laureates in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 103 persons since 1901.
Jump down to: | 1980 | 1960 | 1940 | 1920 | 1901 |
• 2006 - Orhan Pamuk
• 2005 - Harold Pinter
• 2004 - Elfriede Jelinek
• 2003 - J.M. Coetzee
• 2002 - Imre Kertész
• 2001 - V.S. Naipaul
• 2000 - Gao Xingjian
• 1999 - Günter Grass
• 1998 - José Saramago
• 1997 - Dario Fo
• 1996 - Wislawa Szymborska
• 1995 - Seamus Heaney
• 1994 - Kenzaburo Oe
• 1993 - Toni Morrison
• 1992 - Derek Walcott
• 1991 - Nadine Gordimer
• 1990 - Octavio Paz
• 1989 - Camilo José Cela
• 1988 - Naguib Mahfouz
• 1987 - Joseph Brodsky
• 1986 - Wole Soyinka
• 1985 - Claude Simon
• 1984 - Jaroslav Seifert
• 1983 - William Golding
• 1982 - Gabriel García Márquez
• 1981 - Elias Canetti
• 1980 - Czeslaw Milosz
• 1979 - Odysseus Elytis
• 1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
• 1977 - Vicente Aleixandre
• 1976 - Saul Bellow
• 1975 - Eugenio Montale
• 1974 - Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
• 1973 - Patrick White
• 1972 - Heinrich Böll
• 1971 - Pablo Neruda
• 1970 - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
• 1969 - Samuel Beckett
• 1968 - Yasunari Kawabata
• 1967 - Miguel Angel Asturias
• 1966 - Samuel Agnon, Nelly Sachs
• 1965 - Mikhail Sholokhov
• 1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre
• 1963 - Giorgos Seferis
• 1962 - John Steinbeck
• 1961 - Ivo Andric
• 1960 - Saint-John Perse
• 1959 - Salvatore Quasimodo
• 1958 - Boris Pasternak
• 1957 - Albert Camus
• 1956 - Juan Ramón Jiménez
• 1955 - Halldór Laxness
• 1954 - Ernest Hemingway
• 1953 - Winston Churchill
• 1952 - François Mauriac
• 1951 - Pär Lagerkvist
• 1950 - Bertrand Russell
• 1949 - William Faulkner
• 1948 - T.S. Eliot
• 1947 - André Gide
• 1946 - Hermann Hesse
• 1945 - Gabriela Mistral
• 1944 - Johannes V. Jensen
• 1943 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1942 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1941 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1940 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1939 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää
• 1938 - Pearl Buck
• 1937 - Roger Martin du Gard
• 1936 - Eugene O'Neill
• 1935 - The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1934 - Luigi Pirandello
• 1933 - Ivan Bunin
• 1932 - John Galsworthy
• 1931 - Erik Axel Karlfeldt
• 1930 - Sinclair Lewis
• 1929 - Thomas Mann
• 1928 - Sigrid Undset
• 1927 - Henri Bergson
• 1926 - Grazia Deledda
• 1925 - George Bernard Shaw
• 1924 - Wladyslaw Reymont
• 1923 - William Butler Yeats
• 1922 - Jacinto Benavente
• 1921 - Anatole France
• 1920 - Knut Hamsun
• 1919 - Carl Spitteler
• 1918 - The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1917 - Karl Gjellerup, Henrik Pontoppidan
• 1916 - Verner von Heidenstam
• 1915 - Romain Rolland
• 1914 - The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section
• 1913 - Rabindranath Tagore
• 1912 - Gerhart Hauptmann
• 1911 - Maurice Maeterlinck
• 1910 - Paul Heyse
• 1909 - Selma Lagerlöf
• 1908 - Rudolf Eucken
• 1907 - Rudyard Kipling
• 1906 - Giosuè Carducci
• 1905 - Henryk Sienkiewicz
• 1904 - Frédéric Mistral, José Echegaray
• 1903 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
• 1902 - Theodor Mommsen
• 1901 - Sully Prudhomme

91.       Dilara
1153 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 02:54 am

For me the best (therefore my favorites) are :

1 The Tunnel ( Ernesto Sábato )

2 The Foreigner (Albert Camus) Master piece!

3 One hundred years of loneliness" (Gabriel García Márquez)

4 Virgins of Paradise (Barbara Wood)

5 The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

6 Diario de un Mago (Paulo Coelho)

7 Veinte Poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Pablo Neruda) - chilean poet-

8 Martín Rivas (Alberto Blest Ghana ) - chilean writer-

9 "La Cabaña del Tío Tom "

10 "The Talented Mr. Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)

11 "The House of Spirits" (Isabel Allende)-chilean writer-

12 "El perfume"

13 " El lobo estepario" (Herman Hesse)

14 "Corazón" (Edmundo d' Amicis) I was a little girl when I read it and really touched me

15 "Los Viejos puentes de madera" ( Robert James Waller)

92.       slavica
814 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 03:06 am

Quoting Dilara:


7 Veinte Poemas de amor y una canción desesperada (Pablo Neruda) - chilean poet-



It would be No. 1 on my list if we didn't talk of novels

93.       natiypuspi
435 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 03:58 am

Can I add some more, even if they aren't novels:

- "Arabian Nights" or "1001 Nights"
- "The Art of War" (Sun Tzu)
- "Little Women" (Louise May Alcott)
- "Doña Flor and her two husbands" (Jorge Amado)
- I ching
- "Classicals" (Confucius)
- "The name of the Rose" (Umberto Eco)

94.       Elisa
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 09:44 am

Forgot another one:

American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis

ps: this time I've seen the movie, it's absolutely nothing like the book......

95.       zigot
12 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 10:59 am

gabriel garcia marquez -one hundred years of solitude 8 i dont think any other novel could be better than this)

paul auster - the book of illusions

dostoeyevsky - crime and punishment

steinbeck - of mice and men

milan kundera - the unbearable lightness of being

..these are my favoruite 5 one

and of course there are really good turkish novels but you can not find any of them except novels of orhan pamuk and yasar kemal

96.       juliacernat
424 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 11:33 am

merhaba!
as the universal library has unlimited resources and therefore selecting the "best"/"most read"/"most popular" 15 books seems unrealistic, I propose to have an open list of recommendations

mine are the following:
Amin Maalouf- Leo Africanus and Balthasar`s Odyssey
Sadegh Hedayat- The Blind Owl (BUF-e KUR)
Rudolf Otto- The Holly
Mircea Eliade- Sacred and Profane
Umberto Eco- The Name of the Rose
Mikhail Bulgakov- The Master and MArgarita
Hermann Hesse- Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
Jose Saramago- The Gospel According to Jesus Christ and All the Names
Ismail Kadare- The General of the Dead Army
N.H. Kleinbaum- Dead Poets Society
Milan Kundera- Ludicrous Loves
Pascal Bruckner- The Art of Loving
Marguerite Duras- L`Amant
Carlos Ruiz Zafon- The Shadow of the Wind
Peter Beagle- The Last Unicorn and Fine and Private Place

97.       duda
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:14 pm

Quoting Trudy:

Quoting libralady:

Having scanned through the tread I am ashamed to say that I have not read hardly any of the books listed.

My literary list are mostly biographies and true stories and I used to be a Patricia Cornwall fan (no classics here! just blood and gore).



Same for me. I feel ashamed not only that I haven't read them but there are many authors I even do not know...

So, sorry guys & girls, no list from me.




I suspect Oswald Spangler was right in his "Decline of the West". In my country we just couldn't finish grammar school without reading ALL classics and the most of contemporary writers... starting from "Iliad" and "Odyssey" and finishing with the last winner of Nobel prize... Anyway, I add Spengler to the list... philosophy, but readable like any novel... and useful, I daresay.

98.       duda
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 01:21 pm

Quoting AllTooHuman:


35. Buddenbrooks - Hardy



AllTooWrong... Buddenbrooks were written by Thomas Mann. What happened to your erudition?

99.       reBooped
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 02:40 pm

Difficult to keep it to 15 - but here are some of my favourites from the age of about 5 upwards :

'Black Beauty' ~ Anna Sewell
'Pippi Longstocking' ~ Astrid Lindgren
'Adventures of Tom Sawyer' ~ Mark Twain
'The Wind in the Willows' ~ Kenneth Grahame
'David Copperfield' ~ Charles Dickens
'Gullivers Travels' ~ Jonathan Swift
'The Secret Garden' ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
'Tai Pan' ~ Charles Clavell
'Papillon' ~ Henri Charriere
'Brideshead Revisited' ~ Evenlyn Waugh
'Rebecca' ~ Daphne du Maurier
'Of Mice and Men' ~ John Steinbeck
'To Kill a Mockingbird' ~ Harper Lee
'Lord of the Flies' ~ William Goldring
'The Hobbit' ~ J R R Tolkien
'Sala's Gift':My Mother's Holocaust Story ~Anna Krichner
'Cold Mountain' ~ Charles Frazier
'Pride and Prejudice' ~ Jane Austen
'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest' ~ Ken Kesey

100.       Elisa
0 posts
 19 Feb 2007 Mon 02:50 pm

Quoting reBooped:

'Lord of the Flies' ~ William Goldring



Thanks for remembering me of that one dear!

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