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In this collection of essays, biographies and Nobel lectures, ten Nobel Laureates from five continents give various and startling perspectives on current questions about modernity and tradition, unity and diversity, integration, identity, integrity, gender and sexual roles in a multicultural world of change. It is also a book on self-confidence and presents different ways to self-knowledge and cultural individuality. Published in print for the first time, these studies and penetrating observations on topical issues, written by leading authors and intellectuals from many distant countries, make up one of the most intriguing and engaging avowals of our time. The Nobel Laureates are: Sir V S Naipaul (United Kingdom, born in Trinidad) Nadine Gordimer (South Africa) Derek Walcott (St Lucia) Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt) Patrick White (Australia) Ernest Hemingway (USA) Grazia Deledda (Sardinia, Italy) Amartya Sen (United Kingdom and the USA, born in India) Rabindranath Tagore (India) Nelson Mandela (South Africa) Contents:Two Worlds (V S Naipaul)The Enigma of Arrival (V S Naipaul)Writing and Being (N Gordimer)Nadine Gordimer and the South African Experience (P Wästberg)A Single, Homeless, Circling Satellite — Derek Walcott (J Mjöberg)The Antilles — Fragments of Epic Memory (D Walcott)Naguib Mahfouz — The Son of Two Civilizations (A Hallengren)Autobiography (P White)Patrick White — Existential Explorer (K Hansson)A Case of Identity: Ernest Hemingway (A Hallengren)Voice of Sardegna — Grazia Deledda (A Hallengren)Autobiography (A Sen)Tagore and His India (A Sen)Nelson Mandela and the Rainbow of Culture (A Hallengren) Readership: General. Keywords:Nobel Laureates;Nobel Essays;Biographies;Cultures

Book Overview:

  • Original title: Children of Gebelawi
  • Author: Naguib Mahfouz
  • Creator: NA
  • Salesrank:
  • ASIN: 894106546
  • Product type: ABIS_BOOK
  • Type: Paperback
  • Release date: NA
  • Manufacturer: Three Continents Press
  • Publication date: 1988-01-01
  • Publisher: Three Continents Press
  • Pages: 355
  • Product group: Book
  • Release date: NA
  • Studio: Three Continents Press
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