Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Still nothing from Gwyneth. I need that newsletter. But, meanwhile, I think we must focus more seriously on this matter of Horace. He has admitted that the selection process for the Nobel Prize for Literature is biased. It is biased out of ignorance and stupidity, but that is not the point. Neither is it the point that this particular prize has a crappy record. The first in 1901 went to Sully Prudhomme. Remember him? Neither do I. Leo Tolstoy, perhaps the greatest novelist who ever lived, was around at the time. No, the point is that Engdahl has gone on the record to announce that there is, in effect, a pre-condition that the winner is not likely to be American. How do we get this guy sacked?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:17 am