• Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates Pearl S. Buck, George Bernard Shaw, Rabindranath Tagore, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and Winston S. Churchill

Awarded annually since 1901, The Nobel Prize in Literature is given to any author “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (Alfred Nobel). One of five […]

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  • Haruki Murakami’s Most Notable Works

Haruki Murakami’s Most Notable Works

International bestselling writer Haruki Murakami is best known for his magical realist novels that explore issues deeply rooted in the human experience. He has often been criticized by Japanese literary circles for being ‘un-Japanese’ because of the heavy influence of Western literature on his writing style. Opposing the Japanese ideal of the strong, independent man […]

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  • Among Nobels

Among Nobels

At Raptis Rare Books, one of our specialties is signed first editions written by Nobel Prize winners. Therefore, the announcement of the new Nobel prize winners are always a fun time for us. Today, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa and our congratulations go out to him.

The Nobel Prize is […]

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  • Jose Saramago, we will miss you.

Jose Saramago, we will miss you.

On June 18th the world lost a legend in the literary world. Portuguese-born Nobel-prize winner Jose Saramago died at the age of 87 and was mourned by over 20,000 people in Lisbon at his funeral last week.

Saramago was born Jose de Sousa to a family of landless peasants. His father was nicknamed Saramago, which means […]

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