caroljane Posted October 12, 2013 Share Posted October 12, 2013 I was surprised to hear that Alice Munro has got the Nobel prize for literature. One, I did not think it was North America's turn for the prize, and two, I did not think that she was internationally read. I have read her since she first started writing... if we have a Core Curriculum here I guess she is part of it, since both my sons had to read Lives of Girls and Women in school, and did not complain too much about it, at least in my presence. Her mastery of the short story form, her seemingly effortless bridge between reality and the page, there is something about it remote and unique, in the way I think of Mozart. The Nobels are all politics of course, and I think Margaret Laurence should have been the first Canadian woman novelist honoured. And don't even get me started on the men. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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