Nobel Prize Library
January 5, 2013 10:39 AM   Subscribe

We introduced before but it's probably worth revisiting for a vein of gold, the Nobel Prize Library (1971), which contains full modern translations of significant works of 20th century literature. For example

Ivo Andric's The Bridge on the Drina translated by Lovett F. Edwards

Knut Hamsun's Hunger translated by Robert Bly

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich translated by Ralph Parker

Miguel Angel Asturias's The President translated by Frances Partridge

Albert Camus' The Plague translated by Stuart Gilbert other essays, poems, plays, etc..
posted by stbalbach (4 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
_Hunger_, of course, is not the novel that won Hamsun his Nobel (although it and _Pan_ are among his more significant -- both published in the 1890s, btw). _Growth of the Soil_ was the one they hung the prize from.
posted by notyou at 11:34 AM on January 5, 2013

At first i thought this was going to be a website about electronica.

posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 5:08 PM on January 5, 2013

Is it really possible that Ron Unz holds the electronic rights to this? It's nice that this is available, of course, though it seems a little too good to be true.
posted by with hidden noise at 12:26 PM on January 6, 2013

It's really possible, with hidden noise.
posted by notyou at 8:17 AM on January 7, 2013

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