BBC News - JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal
Has anyone ever heard of the guy who won?
- I've heard of all of them, but only read Greene & vonBlixen.There is a story about the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges; when asked why he was never even considered for a Nobel, he said, "Well, all my stories have been translated into Swedish, and I happen to know that several members of the Academy have actually read them, and that is usually fatal."
Bruce Alan Wilson
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Bruce_Alan_Wilson_2011The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green