Books by Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature is given for a body of work, not one specific title. The books chosen for this list are noted works by Nobel winners and reflect the variety of types of writing considered for the award. These include: novels, plays, poetry, essays, speeches, short stories, historical narratives, and philosophic writings. At the end of each title annotation, the year its author won the Nobel Prize is included in parentheses.

A Tale of Two Gardens: Poems from India, 1952-1995
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paz Lozano, Octavio; Weinberger, Eliot (Editor, Translator); Bishop, Elizabeth (Translator); Blackburn, Paul (Translator); Kemp, Lysander (Translator); Rukeyser, Muriel (Translator); Tomlinson, Charles (Translator)
Call Number:
F Paz
Description:

Paz, one of the most well known Mexican poets, contrasts India with Mexico in several beautiful poems. (1990)

Being and Nothingness
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sartre, Jean-Paul; Barnes, Hazel E. (Introduction by, Translator)
Call Number:
111 S2516b 1992
Description:

The often criticized philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre encompasses the dilemmas and aspirations of the individual in contemporary society. (1964)

Death Etc
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pinter, Harold
Call Number:
null
Description:

Plays and political writings are included in this compilation written by political activist Harold Pinter who takes a stand against terrorism and war. (2005)

Doctor Zhivago
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pasternak, Boris; Pevear, Richard (Translator); Volokhonsky, Larissa (Translator)
Call Number:
F Pasternak
Description:

Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Pasternak's widely known novel about the life and loves of a poet-physician during the Russian revolution remains a classic today. (1958)

Enemies: A Love Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Call Number:
F Singer
Description:

Herman Broder, refugee and survivor of World War II, muddles through life in New York with three wives. (1978)

History of Western Philosophy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Russell, Bertrand
Call Number:
109 R9614h 1945
Description:

Since its 1945 publication, this work has been considered unparalleled in its comprehensiveness as it traces philosophy from ancient Greece to the 20th century. (1950)

Just So Stories
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kipling, Rudyard (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kipling
Description:

Kipling's menagerie of tales are all included in this volume along with his original illustrations. (1907)

Life and Times of Michael K: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Coetzee, J. M.
Call Number:
F Coetzee
Description:

Michael K. is left alone in war-torn South Africa. When imprisoned, he escapes, fleeing to find a life of dignity and hope. (1983)

Long Day`s Journey into Night
Call Number:
812.52 O585Lo 1989
Description:

O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, considered his finest work, tells the story of a family of four disturbed individuals. (1936)

Lord of the Flies
Artist/Author/Cast:
Golding, William; Forster, E. M. (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Golding
Description:

This modern classic tells the story of what happens when plane-wrecked boys compete against each other to survive. (1983)

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