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13 Female Nobel Laureates In Literature

13 FEMALE NOBEL LAUREATES IN LITERATURE "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. VIRGINIA WOOLF Since the beginning of XX century female writers started to step out of the shadow in this man's world. Read quotes of 13 outstanding women who received Nobel Prize in Literature and take time to read their best works. Selma Lagerlöf 1909 Sweden "No one is able to enjoy such feast than the one who throws a party in his own mind." THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS MUST-READ JERUSALEM 1926 Grazia Deledda Italy "When these friends and their families had to come to Nuoro on business or for religious holidays, they usually stayed at our house. Thus I began to know the various characters of my novels." CENERE ("ASHES") LA MADRE ("THE MOTHER") MUST-READ Sigrid Undset 1928 Norway "No one and nothing can harm us, child, except what we fear and love." The Wreath KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER MUST-READ GUNNAR'S DAUGHTER 1938 (Sai Zhenzhu) Pearl S. Buçk U.S. "Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it." THE GOOD EARTH MUST-READ CHINA SKY 1945 (Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) Gabriela Mistral Chile "We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the fountain of life." Su Nombre es Hoy (His Name is Today) SONETOS DE LA MUERTE ("SONNETS OF DEATH") LECTURAS PARA MUJERES ("READINGS FOR WOMEN") MUST-READ 1966 Nelly Sachs Germany "We, the rescued, Beg you: Show us your sun, but gradually. Lead us from star to star, step by step. Be gentle when you teach us to live again." Chorus of the Rescued (. about Holocaust victims) THE SEEKER AND OTHER POEMS MUST-READ O THE CHIMNEYS Nadine Gordimer 1991 South Africa "From Ernest Hemingway's stories, I learned to listen within my stories for what went unsaid by my characters." THE CONSERVATIONIST MUST-READ JULY'S PEOPLE 1993 Toni Morrison U.S. "If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." SONG OF SOLOMON MUST-READ BELOVED Wislawa Szymborska 1996 Poland "It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself." KONIEC I POCZĄTEK ("THE END AND THE BEGINNING") MUST-READ CHWILA ("MOMENT") 2004 Elfriede Jelinek Austria "Every day, a piece of music, a short story, or a poem dies because its existence is no longer justified in our time." The Piano Teacher DIE LIEBHABERINNEN (WOMEN AS LOVERS) THE PIANO TEACHER MUST-READ Doris Lessing 2007 United Kingdom "Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK MUST-READ MEMOIRS OF A SURVIVOR 2009 Herta Müller Romania, Germany "What can't be said can be written. Because writing is a silent act, a labor from the head to the hand." The Land of Green Plums THE LAND OF GREEN PLUMS THE HUNGER ANGEL MUST-READ Alice Munro 2013 Canada "Why is it a surprise to find that people other than ourselves are able to tell lies?" RUNAWAY MUST-READ DEAR LIFE Sources: -alice-mun-ep6s freshessays CREATED BY FRESHESSAYS.COM

13 Female Nobel Laureates In Literature

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For more than 100 years of Nobel Prize in literature, the award was acquired by women 13 times. Here you can see their names, names of their best novels and poems and words of wisdom.


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