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 Nobel Jubilee Symposia, 1991
The Situation of High-Quality Literature in the Harsh Cultural Climate of Today

(1991, NJS 91-4)
Sture Allén, Kjell Epsmark
December, 1991, Stockholm
Proceedings: Sture Allén; The Situation of High-Quality Literature (1993), Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholm, Sweden

ISBN 91-22-01567-1

 

Table of Contents  
Welcome Address
Sture Allén
1
The Rise of Difficult Literature. A Historical Survey
Kjell Espmark
5
Why Japanese Literature is Not Difficult
Shuichi Kato
21
Carry on, Gutenberg! Two Cheers for a Minority
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
33
Poésie et culture apoétique
Adonis
47
Difficult Literature and Commercial Publishing 59
Bei Dao 59
Brenda Walker 63
Agneta Markås 71
Common Reader and Common Man
Lars Forssell
81
The Other Voice
Octavio Paz
91
The Role of Visual Media
Jean d'Ormesson
105
On the Role of the Translator
Göran Malmqvist
117
For Whom the Crumbling Belfry Tolls
Joseph Brodsky
137

 

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