Tuesday, September 30, 2008

If The Nobel Literature Prize Committee Feels That Way About American Literature, We Wonder How They Feel About American Opera And Classical Music?

U.S. writers are ''too sensitive to trends in their own mass culture, ... too isolated, too insular. They don't translate enough and don't really participate in the big dialogue of literature'' ...

-- Swedish Academy Nobel Literature Prize Permanent Secretary Horace Engdahl

Associated Press "Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete" New York Times September 30, 2008

(The Nobel Prize for Literature is worth about $1.3 million.)


Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:06 AM

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The artist Julian Schnabel with Plácido Domingo, the tenor, at Mr. Schnabel’s studio.

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