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    Thumbs up Canadian Alice Munro, master of the short story, wins Nobel literature prize

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entert...bed_story.html

    STOCKHOLM — Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving chronicler of the human spirit, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

    Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the prestigious $1.2 million award from the Swedish Academy since Saul Bellow, who left for the U.S. as a boy and won in 1976.

    Seen as a contemporary Chekhov for her warmth, insight and compassion, she has captured a wide range of lives and personalities without passing judgment on her characters. Unusually for Nobel winners, Munro’s work consists almost entirely of short stories. “Lives of Girls and Women” is her only novel.

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    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    Have all her books, love her !

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    Well-deserved, and bravo! Alice Munro!

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    Good, good-sized Guardian article:

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...-in-literature

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    Enjoyed the article, but boo-hiss on Christian Lorentzen! Mental topor, indeed, at the least he won $$$. I love short stories, think you have to be top notch to write them.



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