One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Márquez #NobelPrize

Goodness! What a read. Or more accurately, a reread. I bought my Penguin edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude on the 3rd April 1996 in Sydney. At a guess, it must have been the Easter school holidays and I was visiting my sister, who lived in Coogee, for a few days. I cannot remember … Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Márquez #NobelPrize

Just Saying…

...that I, for one, am thrilled and delighted that Kazuo Ishiguro has been named this year's Nobel Prize for Literature recipient.The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".I loved and adored The … Continue reading Just Saying…

The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

The Home and the World is a classic of Indian literature published in 1916 by Rabindranath Tagore. It was translated into English in 1919 by his nephew Surendranath Tagore.For a summary of the book, details about Tagore's life and fascinating personal insights about life in India now, please see Cirtnecce's fabulous wrap up post here.Truth … Continue reading The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968 "for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind"He was born in 1899 in Osaka, Japan and died April 1972.His work has been described as "lyrical, subtly-shaded prose" by Wikipedia."The novel may be interpreted as a meditation upon aging and its attendant … Continue reading The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata