Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Noble Nobel Challenge. . .

Here's an interesting challenge that kicks off in the 100th issue of Bookslut, the literary review of the well-know blog.  Two American authors, Ben Greenman and Pauls Toutonghi, are reading their way through at least one work by every Nobel Prize winner and writing each other letters about the experience.  In their first correspondence they discuss Imre Kertész's Union Jack and Samuel Beckett's short story "The Lost Ones".  While I hope they won't just be actively seeking the authors' shortest works to read, I think it's a cool challenge.  You can read the first installment here, and the rest of the issue is also well worth checking out.

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