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I am curious about her as I have read nothing she has written. The Shrike Send a noteboard - 05/04/2017 01:25:37 PM

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I had to go look up her name - Svetlana Alexievich. She's not at all famous and I never heard her name mentioned in any literary sources prior to the award. Of course, I haven't taken the Nobel Prizes for Literature or Peace seriously for the past 15 years due to this sort of highly politicized bullshit. Though I guess it's been like that for as long as it existed - they refused Tolstoy the honor and gave it to Sholokhov, etc., just like the Peace committee is a complete joke.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets is on my radar now because of the prize. The Peace Prize is a big joke these days. Everything has become too political with the awards for literature and for peace.

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