Active Users:104 Time:18/12/2018 06:47:47 PM
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

View original post
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.

Reply to message
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, influential Russian poet, has passed away - 03/04/2017 05:30:50 PM 1625 Views
He loomed large in the novel by Aksyonov I read relatively recently, A Mysterious Passion. - 04/04/2017 03:47:45 AM 473 Views
Non-Russians don't necessarily know they should be interested. - 04/04/2017 12:35:49 PM 403 Views
I must say, I don't think I'd heard of him before. - 04/04/2017 10:31:26 PM 433 Views
Poetry loses almost everything in translation. - 05/04/2017 04:05:34 AM 516 Views
You'd be able to name Pushkin too. - 05/04/2017 01:11:14 PM 498 Views
Don't get me started on Russian literature classes - 05/04/2017 04:10:04 AM 416 Views
Mine was similar. - 05/04/2017 01:17:59 PM 397 Views
I honestly don't know enough about him. - 04/04/2017 12:41:35 PM 397 Views
You know his work. You just don't know you know it. - 05/04/2017 03:56:28 AM 495 Views
This appears to be true. - 05/04/2017 01:22:49 PM 462 Views
Here's an analysis of why he deserved the Nobel in Literature. - 04/04/2017 05:54:28 PM 420 Views
He absolutely deserved it. Much more so than that Russian woman who got it recently. - 05/04/2017 04:18:37 AM 468 Views
I am curious about her as I have read nothing she has written. - 05/04/2017 01:25:37 PM 436 Views

Reply to Message