Nobel Literature, Assia Djebar and Adonis in the running
STOCKHOLM - The poetry may be in the spotlight this year in Stockholm and receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, which escapes the kind since 1996, say Swedish literary circles a few days of the announcement.
- However, since the Spanish language has not been awarded since 1990, the price will be announced Thursday, could finally go to the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa.
"We hear a lot say it's time to reward a poet, so maybe this year it will be a poet," says Stefan Eklund, head of the cultural pages of major daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Poetry was nobelized the last time 13 years ago with the Polish Wislawa Szymborska. Therefore "time to poetry came," said Hakan Braving a responsible editor Norstedt.
"Maybe they will finally give the Swedish Tomas Tranströmer," ventured the patron of the library Hedengren in Stockholm, Nicklas Bjorkholm. Stefan Eklund also cites the Swedish and also the Syrian poet Adonis.
One thing is certain, according to Bjorkholm: "This is certainly a non-European," which, he admits, aside from fact Tranströmer.
But this year the predictions are more complicated than the Swedish Academy has a new permanent secretary Peter Englund, whom we do not yet measure the influence. In addition, the list of candidates is never published and deliberations are kept secret for half a century.
"You never know, it is what makes the charm. Once a year we can talk of the world of literature, discuss Korean authors ... It's fantastic, should it lasts all the year" enthuses Bravinger.
Korean? Ko Un is South Korean poet and often sensed he was in the running.
But if citizenship is not necessarily decisive, "language plays a role," says Bjorkholm, stressing there is "a long time that a Spanish work had not been rewarded."
"I always hope for Vargas Llosa" to succeed the Mexican Octavio Paz, he says, who claims to have been right last year by betting on the French Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio.
The Canadian novelist Alice Munro, although the Nobel Prize for Literature has "never been awarded to a novelist.
In 2009, Munro has won the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement.
Braving also would like the award is given to "someone who works differently", like the Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski. The latter can not have it because he died, but "someone in this style it would be interesting."
And then there are the names that come back every year.
Amos Oz, the Americans Philip Roth, Cormac McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, Canadian Margaret Atwood and the Algerian Assia Djebar, whose novel is read for some time at the Swedish Radio. But after Le Clezio, a new French winner seems very unlikely.
To get an idea, often false, you can always follow the odds at the site of paris online Ladbrokers: Monday, Oz was favorite to 4 cons 1. Prime poets, Adonis a rating of 8 / 1 and the first Hispanic, Luis Goytisolo was at 9 / 1.
Ennaharonline/ M. O.