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Absalom's Hair By Bjornstjerne Bjornson
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Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Bjørnson is considered as one of The Four Greats Norwegian writers; the... More > others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland.Bjørnson is celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet".< Less
The Emperor of Portugallia By Selma Lagerlöf
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The Emperor of Portugallia is a novel by Nobel-laureate Selma Lagerlöf, published in 1914 with drawings by Albert Engström. Lagerlöf called it a "Swedish King Lear". The... More > novel was a success with critics and readers, newspaper reviewers said the novel was at the same level as Lagerlöf's earlier novels Gosta Berling's Saga and the first part of Jerusalem. The novel takes place in 1860 or 1870 in Lagerlöf's native Värmland and is about the tenant farmer Jan in Skrolycka and his daughter Glory Goldie Sunnycastle. He loves his daughter more than anything else, but after she moves to Stockholm at age 17 and becomes wealthy and well-known, she stops sending letters home. The father sinks into a dream world where he imagines she has become a noble empress of "Portugallia", and he thus also a great Emperor himself.< Less
Minna By Karl Gjellerup
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Karl Gjellerup (1857 - 1919), a Danish Nobel laureate in literature, is renowned for his novels including "The Learner of German", "The Mill" and "The Pilgrim Kamanita",... More > the latter still being on the school programme in some Buddhist countries. He published his acclaimed novel "Minna" in 1889. It is a love story set in Dresden (Germany). Partly autobiographical, the book recreates some events of Gjellerup's own youth. The Nobel Prize website describes it as "a delicate study of feminine psychology which must be classed in the highest rank of Scandinavian novels."< Less
Minna By Karl Gjellerup
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Karl Gjellerup (1857 - 1919), a Danish Nobel laureate in literature, is renowned for his novels including "The Learner of German", "The Mill" and "The Pilgrim Kamanita",... More > the latter still being on the school programme in some Buddhist countries. He published his acclaimed novel "Minna" in 1889. It is a love story set in Dresden (Germany). Partly autobiographical, the book recreates some events of Gjellerup's own youth. The Nobel Prize website describes it as "a delicate study of feminine psychology which must be classed in the highest rank of Scandinavian novels."< Less
Dear Milton Friedman By Ben Cerruti
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“[Milton Friedman’s] relatively simple and rational approach to explaining and demonstrating how to best achieve economic prosperity was by utilizing the natural motivation of a free... More > people functioning in a free market inspired me to learn more about economics....It is my hope that those reading the correspondence that follows will also be able to profit from the knowledge conveyed by this Nobel Laureate who was so deserving of the award.” —From the Introduction< Less
Bestseller Driven By Theodore Modis
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My first book PREDICTIONS did not become a bestseller. However, it was meant to be one, in all respects. It had satisfied the prerequisites with flying colors (I had successfully accomplished all the... More > Herculean tasks imposed on me) and the publisher had dished out a bestseller’s advance. But the market did not react as expected. In my mind, it was reality that was at fault. Being in the forecasting business I have occasionally seen exceptionally well-done forecasts perform poorly. In these cases, I am convinced that it is reality, which “misbehaves”. In the meantime, the story of the making of that book has itself become a “bestseller” among friends and acquaintances, and this story is what this little book recounts. Theodore Modis< Less
The Knights of the Cross By Henryk Sienkiewicz
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The Knights of the Cross or The Teutonic Knights is a 1900 historical novel written by the eminent Polish Positivist writer and the 1905 Nobel laureate, Henryk Sienkiewicz. Its first English... More > translation was published in the same year as the original. The book was serialized by the magazine Tygodnik Illustrowany between 1897–1899 before its first complete printed edition appeared in 1900. The book was first translated into English by Jeremiah Curtin, a contemporary of Henryk Sienkiewicz. The Teutonic Knights had since been translated into 25 languages. It was the first book to be printed in Poland at the end of the Second World War in 1945, due to its relevance in the context of Nazi German destruction of Poland followed by mass population transfers. The book was made into a movie in 1960 by Aleksander Ford.< Less
The Misunderstanding and Caligula By Fred Baker
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New translations by Adelaide actor/director Christopher Williams of two plays by French Nobel laureate Albert Camus
One On A Side By Seamus Heaney
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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney reflects on Frost's work and his own in this newly edited text of a 2002 lecture and reading.
Paul Heyse: The Works By Paul Heyse
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Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse was a distinguished German writer and translator. A member of two important literary societies, the Tunnel über der Spree in Berlin and Die Krokodile in Munich, he... More > wrote novels, poetry, 177 short stories, and about sixty dramas. The sum of Heyse's many and varied productions made him a dominant figure among German men of letters. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910 "as a tribute to the consummate artistry, permeated with idealism, which he has demonstrated during his long productive career as a lyric poet, dramatist, novelist and writer of world-renowned short stories." Wirsen, one of the Nobel judges, said that "Germany has not had a greater literary genius since Goethe." Heyse is the fourth oldest laureate in literature, after Doris Lessing, Theodor Mommsen and Jaroslav Seifert. This book is Composed of the most noted novels, short stories and novellas.< Less