Top 10 Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

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1 William Faulkner William Faulkner William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha ...read more.
2 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced ...read more.
3 Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling
4 Albert Camus Albert Camus Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He is best known for such novels as L’Étranger (The Stranger, 1942), La Peste (The Plague, 1947), and La Chute (The Fall, 1956). He received the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Camus grossly misunderstood the rebellious spirit, the drive toward liberty, as collectivist; as requiring even one kindred spirit, let alone the many Camus suggests, in order to even exist, let alone be valid.

5 John Steinbeck John Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.

A bit enigmatic, but at bottom, seems to have been a left-leaning liberal who stopped short of embracing communism, mindful still of his close association with and endorsement by the communist movement in America. Think, however, that "East Of Eden" was sophomoric in its transparently veiled parody of Genesis, and probably the first major fictional work (and film) to give wide exposure to a post-Nietzschean agenda of literati and intelligentsia mocking and vilifying Christianity, which is reaching crescendo today.

6 Thomas Eliot Thomas Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an American-born British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and one of the 20th century's major poets.
7 Anatole France Anatole France Anatole France, born François-Anatole Thibault (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. ...read more.
8 Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo was a Sicilian novelist and poet. In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our own times".
9 Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. ...read more.

A close friend of Fidel Castro. This and this alone destroys all credibility regarding any of his "works," and highlights the fact that since it's inception, the Nobel "committee" has been nothing more than a "legitimizing" imprimatur for global communism.

10 Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century.

The Contenders

11 Henryk Sienkiewicz Henryk Sienkiewicz Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis.
12 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
13 Thomas Mann Thomas Mann Paul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.

Responsible for laying the groundwork for the massive failure that is and has been public education.

14 André Gide André Gide
15 George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

There is, however, one particularly pleasing and contextually ironic quote from Shaw: "Hell is full of musical amateurs."

The man's very name causes decent people to see red. Shaw was a despicable creature, a statist eugenist along with contemporary "progressives" Margaret Sanger, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bertrand Russell, H.G. Wells, who built upon the evil of Thomas Malthus. Among other things, Shaw was an early proponent (1934) of employing gas chambers to exterminate people whom elitist scum like Shaw deemed "unfit to live." Hitler and Himmler thought it was a great idea, to the tune of 6 million Jews and 7 million Gentiles. Nice pick.

16 Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (June 21, 1905 – April 15, 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.

"I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by science." Here Sartre has violated a basic tenet of logic: a negative cannot be proved. One can prove only that something DOES exist, never that it DOESN'T. His statement is a patent falsehood, then as now.

17 William Golding William Golding
18 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
19 Selma Lagerlöf
20 Winston Churchill Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.
21 W. B. Yeats W. B. Yeats William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
22 Eugene O'Neill Eugene O'Neill

Another good friend of communism in America; a "fellow traveler."

23 Joseph Brodsky Joseph Brodsky
24 Dario Fo Dario Fo

Another of your addled communist heroes.

25 Octavio Paz Octavio Paz
26 Romain Rolland Romain Rolland Romain Rolland (29 January 1866 – 30 December 1944) was a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, art historian and mystic who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915 "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described ...read more.

Another communistic "thinker," whose admiration for and friendship with Freud speak volumes for the quality of his "thought," though his own words tend to indict him sufficiently.

27 Mikhail Sholokhov Mikhail Sholokhov

Yet ANOTHER communist (a Stalinist, in fact), a party leader and good pal of both Uncle Joe and Khrushchev. Does much more need be said about the legitimacy of the Nobel Prize?

28 Imre Kertész Imre Kertész
29 Elias Canetti Elias Canetti
30 Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.
31 Juan Ramón Jiménez Juan Ramón Jiménez
32 Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak
33 Alice Munro
34 Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973), he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
35 Ivan Bunin Ivan Bunin
36 Henri Bergson Henri Bergson
37 Wladyslaw Reymont Wladyslaw Reymont
38 Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun

Hardcore racist and Nazi sympathizer.

39 Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
40 Kazuo Ishiguro
41 Harold Pinter Harold Pinter
42 François Mauriac
43 Saint-John Perse Saint-John Perse Saint-John Perse, also Saint-Leger Leger, pseudonyms of Alexis Leger (31 May 1887 – 20 September 1975) was a French poet-diplomat, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry". He was a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which ...read more.
44 Toni Morrison
45 Günter Grass
46 Sully Prudhomme
47 José Saramago
48 Luigi Pirandello
49 Roger Martin du Gard
50 Saul Bellow
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