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André Gide (1869-1951) - French author and winner of the Nobel Prize Literature 1947. Photo by Philippe Halsman, Paris 1935

André Gide - French author and winner of the Nobel Prize Literature Photo by Philippe Halsman, Paris 1935

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004: Elfriede Jelinek. Prize motivation: "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clich�s and their subjugating power"

Elfriede Jelinek - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2004 was awarded to "for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power".

James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon Go Tell It on a Mountain , Giovannis Room , Another Country , The Fire Next Time ,

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and author Colm Toíbín: In Conversation The Year of James Baldwin discussing Baldwin's classic novel, "Another Country.

Octavio Paz, (1914-1998) - Mexican poet-diplomat and writer. Nobel Prize Literature 1990. Photo by Daniel Mordzinski

Octavio Paz, - Mexican poet-diplomat and writer. Nobel Prize Literature Photo by Daniel Mordzinski

STENDHAL (1783-1842) One of the most original and complex French writers of the first half of the 19th century, chiefly known for his works of fiction. His finest novels are Le Rouge et le noir (1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (1839)

STENDHAL One of the most original and complex French writers of the first half of the century, chiefly known for his works of fiction. His finest novels are Le Rouge et le noir and La Chartreuse de Parme

HENRY MILLER

HENRY MILLER 1) : épidémie américaine

Je ne touche jamais ni à l’alcool, ni à la marijuana, ni au LSD, parce que je suis trop acoquiné avec moi-même pour pouvoir tolérer de me séparer d’une aussi agréable compagnie par le truchement de la boisson ou de la drogue. Mais je me soûle d’indignation. C’est ainsi d’ailleurs que l’on devient écrivain. Romain Gary

Romain Gary gai 21 MayOS 8 2 December 1980 born Roman Kacew and also known by other pen names such as Emile Ajar was a French diplomat

Dario Fo, The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997: "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden", drama

The Nobel Prize in Literature Mr. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997 was awarded to Dario Fo "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden".

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