Transcending Boundaries

The Nobel Prize in Literature celebrates the work of a writer whose contribution to literature consistently transcends national boundaries to connect with the human condition.

Its natural that this new title from The New Press, New York, Nobel Lectures. From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 would catch our eye...

Finding all these authors together- Orhan Pamuk, Harold Pinter, Elfriede Jelinek, J. M. Coetzee, Imre Kertész, V. S. Naipaul, Gao Xingjian, Günter Grass, José Saramago, Dario Fo, Wislawa Szymborska, Seamus Heaney, Kenzaburo Oe, Toni Morrison, Derek Walcott, Nadine Gordimer, Octavio Paz, Camilo José Cela, Naguib Mahfouz, Joseph Brodsky, Wole Soyinka- is a special treat... A reading list to die for, so to speak. Of course many of them are already known in English, but these lectures give a special insight into the workings of the literature laureates...

Commenting on the book, the New York Post said "This book urges you to read and put pen to paper, or at least finger to keyboard. Flattered by the attentions of Stockholm, forced to explain themselves, these honorees make writing sound philosophical and seductive.

We hope to make some of the titles from The New Press available more widely in India very soon. For the moment, the book is on special order. $18 or about Rs 900. Write to us.

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