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Prose

Excerpt from The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2012
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Excerpts from The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2010
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Excerpts from The Passport by Herta Müller, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2009
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Excerpts from Onitsha by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2008
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Excerpt from The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2007

Excerpts from Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2006
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Excerpts from The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2004

Excerpts from Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2003

Excerpts from Fatelessness by Imre Kertész, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2002
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Excerpt from The Enigma of Arrival by V. S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2001

Excerpt from One Man's Bible by Gao Xingjian, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2000

Excerpt from The Tin Drum by Günter Grass, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1999

Excerpt from Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1998

Excerpts from Mistero Buffo by Dario Fo, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1997

Excerpt from Prize Stock by Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1994

Excerpt from Sula by Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1993

"Loot" by Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1991
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"The Clerk's Vision" by Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1990

Excerpts from Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1988

Excerpt from Watermark by Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1987

Excerpt from Aké. The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1986

Excerpt from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1982

"The Appearance of the Sorcerer" by Elias Canetti, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1981

Excerpt from Herzog by Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1976

Excerpt from The Clown by Heinrich Böll, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1972

"While the East Wind Blows" by Gracia Deledda, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1926

 

Poetry

Five poems by Tomas Tranströmer, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2011

Five poems by Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1996

Three poems by Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1995

Two poems by Derek Walcott, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1992
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"Motion" by Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1990

"Seven Strophes" by Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1987

Four poems by Jaroslav Seifert, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1984

Four poems by Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1980

Excerpt from The Axion Esti by Odysseus Elytis, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1979

Ten poems by Harry Martinson, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1974

Four poems by Pablo Neruda, Nobel Laureate in Literature 1971

 

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