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    Award Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro "who in novels of great emotional force has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".

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    I'm laughing so hard. So the Nobel Library is reliable after all.

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    Well I was right last year with the Nobel library......

    Edit: Not what I was expecting at all, but I can't complain

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheadshadz View Post
    Well I was right last year with the Nobel library......
    Isa was wrong haha

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    What did he say? I missed that?

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    Well, safe to say we didn't see that coming... Was he even mentioned on the 55 pages of the previous thread?!

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    Wtf I didnt expect that. Sara was so austere

    People didnt vibrate so hard either
    ive only read never let me go but i loved it

    i still dint know what to think

    what a hat trick

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    I suppose Kazuo Ishiguro was strongly considered even last year but they decided to pick Dylan instead.

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    Out of nowhere.....I did not expect it will go to him until at least 10 more yrs...out of left field...who is interested to discuss his novels...��������

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    I don't think he was even mentioned in the longest speculation thread in years! Ahahaha I really loved Never Let Me Go so I dunno congrats Ishiguro

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    From his wikipedia page:
    Pen name NOBELPRIZE HERO 2017

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    What is important and what is really great - SA can keep decision in full secret. It's first time from 2007 when there was no any movement of laureate in odd lists. Great!

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    Oh, Fantastic!
    So happy
    Only read A Pale View of Hills,... That is one beautifully crafted book!
    Looking forward to reading his other books!

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    Jane Austen+ kafka+ proust+ a little stir and not too much= you get Kazuo Ishiguro!
    Now that's classic :P

    Q:What about the criticism for Eurocentric awards?
    A:Well most of us speak multiple language and we can always ask others to give a report.
    Me: yeah, what a tackle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redheadshadz View Post
    Well I was right last year with the Nobel library......

    Edit: Not what I was expecting at all, but I can't complain
    Why? How do you know? I am sorry, I admit I was wrong about Ishiguro being seriously considered as a candidate. But his win doesn't proof anything in my opinion. Books from a popular writer are borrowed from a public library, suspicious, woooooooo

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    Good morning everybody! What a pleasure to arrive at the World Literature Forum and discover a brand new thread already 7 pages long.

    I have no reaction to this win. It is neither exciting nor painful. I've only read one Ishiguro, and have, ever since last year's thread, had desires to read others but haven't yet felt that urgency. I guess this tosses the urgency up a bit, but admittedly not much. The novel I have read was finely crafted and beautiful, and I would happily read it a second time, but it wasn't overly controversial or, as far as I could tell, particularly pushed the envelope (which is something I like in my laureates). But maybe that envelope was pushed in other books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverTheMountains View Post
    Good morning everybody! What a pleasure to arrive at the World Literature Forum and discover a brand new thread already 7 pages long.

    I have no reaction to this win. It is neither exciting nor painful. I've only read one Ishiguro, and have, ever since last year's thread, had desires to read others but haven't yet felt that urgency. I guess this tosses the urgency up a bit, but admittedly not much. The novel I have read was finely crafted and beautiful, and I would happily read it a second time, but it wasn't overly controversial or, as far as I could tell, particularly pushed the envelope (which is something I like in my laureates). But maybe that envelope was pushed in other books.
    Assuming it wasn't the one you read, you might try The Unconsoled. It's his most "experimental" book.

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    I really thought it would be Saadawi. Haven't read anything by Ishiguro but I'm glad they awarded someone already well known. Funny thing is that Brazilian newspapers' headlines are like "Movies based on Nobel prize winner's novels".

    Not sure if you guys are familiar with Barry Pierce (or booktube at all) but he makes me laugh a lot. His tweet about the Nobel: https://twitter.com/BarryPierce/stat...38141546143744

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    Great!! Very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_d View Post
    Great!! Very happy.

    Oh, I love it!

    I hope he prebet all his prize money on himself and made a mint on this one.

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