Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yeah, I Told You So

And, once again, as predicted, an American didn't win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer did. I am unfamiliar with his work, but that's one of the things I love about the Swedish Academy. They turn me on to new writers who are usually quite great (well, new to me anyway, Transtromer is 80 years old) such as Dario Fo. Congratulations, Mr. Transtromer! I look forward to reading your work. And, let's hope that one of these days, an American author proves me wrong, so that articles I wrote last decade still won't be relevant and American literature will once again be world class.


  1. What if the Swedes are Bilderbergs?

  2. Carl Bildt and other recent Swedish attendees aren't in the Swedish Academy so I think we're safe. That's an unlikely worry since it would be the U.S. equivalent of letting Paul Wolfowitz be a judge for the National Book Awards.


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