The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008 was awarded to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization."

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