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"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is." - Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) - French author, journalist, and philosopher - Awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 1957

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John Galsworthy, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1932: "for his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in The Forsyte Saga", prose

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Dario Fo, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997: "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden", drama

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from The Daily Beast

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of Russian literature.

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Czeslaw Milosz, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980: "who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts", poetry, prose

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Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.

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