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Commentary: Meeting Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia. Nobel Prize in Literature 1982 pour Cent ans de solitude.

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Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was the first Irish poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923. Most critics believe Yeats' best works, however, were completed after he received the Nobel Prize, and include "The Tower," which was published in 1928, and "The Winding Stair and Other Poems" released the following year. Another poet on Yeats' continent probably started English romantic literature

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Pearl Buck (1892-1973) ... gifted writer and civil rights activist ... winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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John M Coetzee---------The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003 was awarded to J. M. Coetzee "who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider".

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997, Mr. Dario Fo. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 was awarded to Dario Fo "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".

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The Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957 was awarded to Albert Camus "for his important literary production, which with clear-sightedness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times"

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T.S Eliot (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1948) "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood"

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991: Nadine Gordimer. Prize motivation: "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"

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