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.

The Good Terrorist
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lessing, Doris
Call Number:
F Lessing
Description:

Alice Mellings transforms her bourgeois home into a headquarters for a group of radicals who plan to join the IRA. (2007)

The Grapes of Wrath
Artist/Author/Cast:
Steinbeck, John; DeMott, Robert (Contribution by)
Call Number:
F Steinbeck
Description:

Steinbeck depicts the Depression-era Joads, an Oklahoman family forced to move to California following the Dust Bowl. (1962)

The Great Enigma:  New Collected Poems
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fulton, Robin (Translator); Tranströmer, Tomas
Call Number:
839.7174 T7726g 2006
Description:

This is a complete collection of Swedish poet Transtromer's work, featuring his early poems as well as his later verses, all rooted in the natural world. (2011)

The Hunger Angel: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Müller, Herta; Boehm, Philip (Translator)
Call Number:
F Muller
Description:

17-year-old Leo Auberg is deported to a labor camp in the Soviet Union where he works relentlessly in the coke processing plant to survive. (2009)

The Museum of Innocence
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pamuk, Orhan; Freely, Maureen (Translator)
Call Number:
F Pamuk
Description:

Istanbul's cultural clash between the past and the present sets the scene for this novel about Kemal, torn between the life he knows and the woman he loves. (2006)

View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
Artist/Author/Cast:
Szymborska, Wislawa; Baranczak, Stanislaw (Translator); Cavanagh, Clare (Translator)
Call Number:
F Szymborksa
Description:

This is a lyrical collection of poems celebrating life's improbability and beauty. (1996)

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