Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Swedish
This critical, scholarly study takes a different approach from Anders Osterling's Nobel: The Man and His Prizes (1972) and Lars Gyllensten's The Nobel Prize in Literature (1978), focusing on the evaluative patterns that have evolved and the particular characteristics that predominated during individual periods in the prize's 90-year history. It is based upon the Nobel Committee's reports to the Swedish Academy and the comments of outsiders in support of nominations. Espmark admirably succeeds in clearing up misunderstandings associated with the prize and shows how new interpretations by successive academy members and altered geopolitcal and literary viewpoints have changed Alfred Nobel's intent. Moreover, the book provides interest by comparing the literary merits of the nominees and considering how the circle of possibilities has widened beyond Europe. Although commissioned by the academy, the work is objective, accurately presenting the award within its historical context. Recommended for academic libraries.
- Mary Ellen Beck, Troy P.L., N.Y.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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