THE NOBEL PRIZE TREASURY by Marshall- Ed. McClintock

THE NOBEL PRIZE TREASURY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection that includes selections from all Nobel Prize winners to date, with excerpts chosen for qualities representing the authors' work, for completeness in itself rather than an extract depending on the whole work, for the type of writing for which the authors were best known. From the 1947 award to the first, in 1901, this is a valuable anthology in making available prize-winning literary works (or their equivalents) even in part, which have been displaced or forgotten, out of print or hard to find; in displaying the qualities for which the authors were famous, and in giving an overall feeling of the Nobel award choices. Interesting because of its scope, useful for reference and study, naturally controversial because of inclusions and/or omissions (though the editor's introduction makes clear the reasons behind these) this Treasury combines poetry, plays, fiction, non- fiction, (but nothing of the 1925 prize to Shaw) and is a good investment.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1948
Publisher: Doubleday