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English Biobibliographical Notes Elfriede Jelinek was born on 20 October 1946 in the town of Mürzzuschlag in the Austrian province of Styria. Her father, of Czech-Jewish origin, was a chemist and worked in strategically important industrial production during the Second World War, thereby escaping persecution. Her mother was from a prosperous Vienna family, and Elfriede…

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French Elfriede Jelinek est née le 20 octobre 1946 dans la ville de Mürzzuschlag dans le «land» autrichien de Styrie. Son père – d’origine tchèque et juive – était chimiste et employé à la recherche de matériel de guerre, de sorte qu’il échappe aux persécutions. Sa mère est issue d’une famille de la haute bourgeoisie…

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German Elfriede Jelinek wurde am 20. Oktober 1946 in Mürzzuschlag, Steiermark geboren. Ihr Vater war tschechisch-jüdischer Herkunft und überlebte den Holocaust da er als Chemiker mit kriegswichtigen Forschungsaufgaben betraut war. Die Mutter stammte aus einer wohlhabenden Familie in Wien, wo Elfriede Jelinek aufwuchs und zur Schule ging. Sie erhielt frühzeitig Musikunterricht (Klavier, Orgel, Blockflöte) und…

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Swedish Elfriede Jelinek är född den 20 oktober 1946 i staden Mürzzuschlag i det österrikiska landskapet Steiermark. Fadern, med tjeckisk-judiskt ursprung, var kemist och under andra världskriget verksam som forskare i krigsviktig industri och undgick därigenom förföljelse. Modern kom från en välbärgad familj i Wien, där Elfriede Jelinek växte upp och gick i skola. Hon…

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English Presentation Speech by Professor Horace Engdahl of the , December 10, 2004. Horace Engdahl delivering the Presentation Speech for the 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Ladies and Gentlemen, What first perplexes when reading Elfriede Jelinek is the strange, mixed voice that speaks…

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by Gösta Ekspong The research leading to an understanding of the nature of light and the emission and absorption processes has been of paramount importance. It led from a beginning in 1900 to the development of quantum physics, reaching a high peak in the 1920s and a fruition towards the mid-century years with the completion…

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by Sven Kullander Why Accelerators Particle accelerators are devices producing beams of energetic ions and electrons which are employed for many different purposes, one being ultra-precision microscopy. As is well known objects with dimensions down to the size of a living cell are investigated by optical microscopes and those down to atomic dimensions by electron…

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I was born in Basel, Switzerland, on 20th April 1927. The first years of my life were spent with my parents in Salzburg, Austria, where my father was studying music. Hereafter, my mother and I moved to Dornach near Basle to the home of my grandparents, and from there to Lugano in the italian-speaking part…

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I was born on 1 November, 1950 in Visalia, California, a medium-sized town just south of Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley. It was at that time an agricultural community more like the Middle West or West Texas than Hollywood or Beverly Hills. The main highway into town was lined with magnificent walnut orchards and…

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I was born in Budapest, Hungary, on June 5, 1900, the oldest son of Bertalan Gabor, director of a mining company, and his wife Adrienne. My life-long love of physics started suddenly at the age of 15. I could not wait until I got to the university, I learned the calculus and worked through the…

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