Tag: Nobel Prize
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Iberian independence, political punching bags, and deep-fried decadence? It’s time for another Weekly Word Watch. Here are the terms that topped our lexical timelines this week: Catalexit Nearly 90% of those who cast a ballot voted in favour of Catalonia’s independence from Spain this past Sunday, which saw state police violence at polling stations across the region. Now, […]more
Doris Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was an astonishing wordsmith, as any reader of her many novels, stories, plays, and poems would attest – and the genesis of this talent can be seen in her upbringing and surroundings. Childhood memories She was five years old when her family emigrated in 1925 to […]more
“In 1957, Eugene O’Neill won a Pullet Surprise”. I read this recently in a book of classroom howlers, a collection of humorous mistakes that students have made in their schoolwork. It’s easy to laugh, but perhaps it signifies that not everyone is familiar with Pulitzer Prizes. They were first awarded on 4 June 1917 – although […]more
19 February isn’t a great day, should you happen to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Chances are, you might meet your maker – Nobel laureates André Gide and Knut Hamsun both died on 19 February, in 1951 and 1952 respectively. And that’s before we widen the net to other Nobel Prizes (step forward […]more