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.

Never Give In!: The Best of Winston Churchill`s Speeches
Artist/Author/Cast:
Churchill, Winston S.
Call Number:
941.084092 C5638n 2003
Description:

Winston Churchill was the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time. This volume contains his grandson's selection of favorite speeches. (1953)

Old Possum`s Book of Practical Cats
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eliot, T. S.; Gorey, Edward (Illustrator)
Call Number:
821.912 E425o 1982
Description:

Eliot's famous collection of nonsense verse about cats is the inspiration for Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical, "Cats." (1948)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Artist/Author/Cast:
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr; Yevtushenko, Yevgeny (Introduction by); Bogosian, Eric (Afterword by)
Call Number:
F Solzhenitsyn
Description:

This novel portrays a graphic picture of Russian work camp life while paying tribute to man's will to prevail. (1970)

Poetry of Pablo Neruda
Artist/Author/Cast:
Neruda, Pablo; Stavans, Ilan (Editor); Kazemzadeh, Firuz (Editor)
Call Number:
861.62 N4543p 2005
Description:

One of Latin America's most revered writers, Neruda is sometimes called "the people's poet." This selection of Neruda's poetry presents nearly six hundred poems. (1971)

Quo Vadis
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Kuniczak, W. S. (Translator)
Call Number:
F Sienkiewicz
Description:

Quo Vadis portrays the decline of the Roman empire and the early days of the Christian church. (1905)

Silent Cry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oe, Kenzaburo; Shaw, Simon (Editor); Bester, John (Translator); Oe, Kanzaburo
Call Number:
F Oe
Description:

Two brothers return to their ancestral Japanese home and struggle with personal challenges and community changes. (1994)

Soul Mountain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gao, Xingjian; Lee, Mabel (Translator)
Call Number:
F Gao
Description:

Based on the author's own life, this novel is about a Chinese man who gets a reprieve from cancer and travels around seeking connections with his past. (2000)

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mahfouz, Naguib; Said, Edward W. (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Mahfuz
Description:

Mahfouz's epic trilogy is combined here in one volume. It presents the story of three generations of a Muslim family in British-occupied Egypt. (1988)

The Conservationist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gordimer, Nadine; Gordimer, Nadine
Call Number:
F Gordimer
Description:

Mehring is a rich, South African man, successful in his work, but very poor when it comes to the people in his life. (1974)

The Good Earth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Buck, Pearl S.
Call Number:
F Buck
Description:

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of China tells the story of farmer Wang Lung and his wife Olan as they struggle to live off the land and endure as a couple. (1938)

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