[SIGHTING] Nobel prize and "losers"
January 8, 2016
Nobel Prize archive reveals list of losers, including Borges, Nabokov,
Neruda and more
by Chad Felix
Yesterday, as reported by Alison Flood for The Guardian, the Academy
revealed the 89 other writers who were in the running for the Nobel Prize
that year. Unsurprisingly, the losers are great. (Trust us, we know some
great losers.) The hitherto confidential listthe Academy keeps the names of
contenders secret for fifty years after the announcementis a veritable
whos who of important midcentury writers.
Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, and Pablo Neruda were all contenders.
As were W.H. Auden, Anna Ahkmatova, Martin Buber,Georges Simenon, Ezra
Pound, and Theodor Adorno. Oh, and Samuel Beckett is listed, toohe went on
to win the prize four years later, in 1969.
Actually, many of the 1965 candidates went on to win the prize in later
yearsShmuel Yosef Agnon and Nelly Sachs in 1966, Miguel Ángel Asturias
Rosales in 1967, Pablo Neruda in 1971, and Heinrich Böll in 1972. Again,
this isnt surprising. What is surprising, however, is that the prize
ultimately eluded Vladimir Nabokov, W.H. Auden, and Jorge Luis Borges.
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