NPQ: New Perspectives Quarterly. Summer2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p78-81. 4p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Authors, Nobel Prize winners, and World War II
An interview with Jean-Marie Gustav Le Clézio, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008 is presented. When asked about his stance when he claimed the passiveness of a writer, he tells that a writer cannot change the world and that he/she is only expected to express themselves in a form of texts and ideas. He comments that the lack of participation of the American culture in the global dialogue of literature is attributable to the consequences of the post-World War II era.
Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition. 10/30/2008, Vol. 252 Issue 103, pD7. 0p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Authors, Litterateurs, and Nobel Prize winners
The author features 2008 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature, J. M. G. Le Clézio. He wonders why the Swedish writer, who has written more than 53 novels that have been translated into English is unknown to American book critics, and immerses himself in Le Clézio's work. The author analyzes several works of Le Clézio including "War," "Desert," and "The round and Other Hard Facts." He finds that Le Clézio is more of a philosopher than a writer of intricate characters or plots.