PATRICK MODIANO,FRENCH NOVELIST,WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2014 !

PATRICK MODIANO : "ECRIRE, C'EST COMME CONDUIRE DANS LE BROUILLARD".

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PATRICK MODIANO,French
Novelist,has won this year’s
nobel prize for literature!

The Swedish Academy Described
Modiano As The Modern Marcel
Proust And Hailed His Art of
Memory Employed In His
Writings!

The Academy Commended
Modiano “for the
art of memory with which he has
evoked the most ungraspable
human destinies and unlocked
the life-world of the
occupation.” !

Author of Over Two Dozen
Books, Patrick Modiano Was Little
Known For The Outside World As
Only Three or Four Of His Works
Have Been Available In English !

Born Just Two Weeks After The
End of The Second World War In
Paris, Modiano Has Always Been
Obsessed With This City And Its
History Especially During Its
Occupation!

Writing About The History of
Paris During The Occupation,
Modiano Often Mixes His Personal
History With That of Those Times!
The Moral Struggle That The
Common People of Paris Had To
Endure During The Reign of Nazis
Has Been A Recurring Theme Of
Almost All of His Novels !

Like Proust, Modiano Too, Likes
To Remember The Things Past
And In So Doing Trying To Make
A Connect With It.

Modiano’s Works Are, In Essence,
A Deep Meditation On The
Themes of Loss,Identity,Memory
And Time !

‘Missing Person’ , ‘Out of The
Dark’ Are Some Notable Works
Available In English!

Patrick Modiano Happens To Be
The 15th Frenchman To Have
Won Literature Nobel !

Modiano Also Wrote A Screenplay
For The Oscar Winning
Movie,LACOMBE LUCIEN !

A Reclusive By Nature,Patrick
Modiano, Is Rarely Seen In Talk
Shows or Symposia or Literary
Fests !

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A LOVE POEM OF PABLO NERUDA !

pablo-neruda

“Sonnet XVII
I do not love you as if you were
salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the
fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things
are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow
and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never
blooms
but carries in itself the light of
hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain
solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly
in my body.
I love you without knowing how,
or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly,
without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no
other way than this:
where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my
chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I
fall asleep. ”

Pablo Neruda

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NADINE GORDIMER,SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR AND NOBEL LAUREATE!

” COMMUNISTS ARE THE LAST OPTIMISTS. ”

Nadine Gordimer.

NADINE GORDIMER,THE SOUTH AFRICAN AUTHOR AND NOBEL LAUREATE ,TURNS 89 TODAY.SHE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 20, 1923 IN THE EAST RAND MINING TOWN NEAR JOHANNESBURG.SHE GOT SEVERAL PRESTIGEOUS AWARDS,INCLUDING THE BOOKER PRIZE IN 1974 FOR HER MASTERPIECE , ‘THE CONSERVATIONIST’ AND THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN 1991.
APART FROM BEING A FAMOUS AUTHOR, SHE HAS ACTIVELY BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND WAS A LEADING MEMBER OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS PARTY WHICH SHE JOINED IN EARLY 60s AS PART OF HER SUPPORT FOR ANTI-APARTHEID MOVEMENT.

NADINE GORDIMER IS PRIMARILY A NOVELIST AND HAS WRITTEN AROUND 16 NOVELS SO FAR : THE FIRST BEING ,’THE LYING DAYS’ (1953) AND ‘NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT’ BEING HER LATEST WHICH PUBLISHED IN APRIL THIS YEAR.
SHE ALSO WROTE A GOOD DEAL OF SHORT-STORIES AND ESSAYS.

HER MAIN FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE RACIAL DIVISION AND THE RESULTANT ENDEMIC DISCRIMINATION,ISOLATION,ALIENATION !LOVE AND A SENSE OF BELONGING OR THE LACK THEREOF ALSO REMAIN A SUB-THEME OF HER WRITING.
HER LUCID STYLE,HER PRECISION AND CLARITY ARE HER HALLMARKS !

SADLY,THE HOPES PLUS EXPECTATIONS THAT NADINE GORDIMER, LIKE OTHERS,HAD FROM THE INDEPENDENT SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT,WERE NOT MET POSITIVELY AND THAT HAS RESULTED IN A DEEPLY DISTURBING DISILLUSIONMENT AND AT TIMES,ANGER!THE WORKS PUBLISHED, AFTER SOUTH AFRICA GOT INDEPENDENCE IN 1994, ARE FULL OF DISILLUSIONMENTS AND A SENSE OF LOSS THAT SET IN DUE TO THE GLARING FAILURES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THE FRUSTRATION THEREOF !!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,NADINE GORDIMER !

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