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Perspectives The world first discovered the sensational news that Wilhelm Röntgen’s mysterious X-rays could penetrate clothing and human skin, not through scientists but through the press. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a physicist who had little time for publicity. Like all other scientists the professor from Würzburg University in Franconia always sought recognition from his peers,…

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  On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes, the Nobel Prizes. As described in Nobel’s will one part was dedicated to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an…

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  Between 1901 and 2020, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 603 times to 962 people and organizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 930 individuals and 25 organizations. Below, you can view the full list of Nobel Prizes and Nobel Laureates.…

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  The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 113 times to 117 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2020. Click on the links to get more information. “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity…

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This list shows the Laureates by age at the year of the award. Age 17 (1) “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” Age 25 (1) “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays” Age 31 (4)…

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English Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1971 (Translation) Peace Policy in Our Time I. The Nobel Peace Prize for 1971 has been awarded to a man still active in political life; therefore, it can only have been in appreciation of his continuing endeavors, not of his past achievements. Yesterday I expressed my gratitude; today I wish…

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English The Case for Literature I have no way of knowing whether it was fate that has pushed me onto this dais but as various lucky coincidences have created this opportunity I may as well call it fate. Putting aside discussion of the existence…

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Swedish Litteraturens existensberättigande Jag vet inte om det är ödet som har fört mig till denna talarstol, men finner inget annat ord för de lyckliga omständigheter som har medverkat därtill. Frågan om Guds existens vill jag lämna därhän. Närhelst jag ställs inför den frågan, vars…

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Nobel Lecture

Nobel Lecture, December 12, 1930 The American Fear of Literature Were I to express my feeling of honor and pleasure in having been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, I should be fulsome and perhaps tedious, and I present my gratitude with a plain «Thank you». I wish, in this address, to consider certain trends,…

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