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American poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel Literature Prize

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Never heard about this lady but congratulationsé

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Well done! Many women winning this year.

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A pity poets presidents do not make, but at this point I'd take any (non-fascist)body who can read, write, and speak in comprehensible sentences. Seriously, the annual Nobel Prize for Literature is a reminder to us all that words matter as does the articulation of human thought and feelings about life, death and our short sojourn in this wondrous world of beauty and suffering. There are so many gifted writers with fascinating stories that can inspire us and enrich our lives if we stop and take time out from time-wasting pursuits and workaholism to pay attention to what really matters in our lives. Inspired poets have an inkling, and it's ironic that the "lowly" poet attains an immortality that eludes public celebrities and the powerful or rich players on the world stage who are soon forgotten. Louise Gluck just won one for women and the world of arts and letters. Chapeau!

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Economics, Peace and Literature Nobel prizes have become too politicized. Oh well, in the pandemic year Science has become politicized as well.

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The Academy defended that choice as being made solely on literary merit without political considerations.

The virus of cancel culture successfully staved off the Nobel institution; but like all viruses, it will mutate and redouble its efforts next year. The days of when the Nobel prizes are given for meritorious reasons are numbered. Soon Nobel prizes will hinge on diversity quotas and whether or not someone tweeted something 8 years ago.

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Soon Nobel prizes will hinge on diversity quotas and whether or not someone tweeted something 8 years ago.

Ah, yes.

Alfred Nobel, the beloved arms dealer.

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Without controversy... this time around.

Controversy and Art are one and the same, without the former thought provoking, sometimes you do not have the latter..

Though one person's art may not appeal to others as easily as another's... such as maybe in this case. I'd like to see more transparency upon the selection process.

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Congratulations to her! I have read her poems which used to appear in The New Yorker and she certainly has a voice of her own. Well deserved.

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The virus of cancel culture successfully staved off the Nobel institution; but like all viruses, it will mutate and redouble its efforts next year. The days of when the Nobel prizes are given for meritorious reasons are numbered. Soon Nobel prizes will hinge on diversity quotas and whether or not someone tweeted something 8 years ago.

An odious opinion, thankfully in the very small minority.

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This is going to annoy trump again. One: It is not trump that won. It does not matter that trump does not Qualify.

Two: The winner is a female.

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Congratulations to Louise Gluck.

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