Tuesday, December 9, 2008

why Le Clezio truly deserves the Nobel Prize for literature

"To provide nearly everyone on the planet with a liquid crystal display is utopian. Are we not, therefore, in the process of creating a new elite, of drawing a new line to divide the world between those who have access to communication and knowledge, and those who are left out? . . . [The book] is practical, easy to handle, economical. It does not require any particular technological prowess, and keeps well in any climate."--J.M.G. Le Clézio. The Guardian observed that Le Clézio, in his Nobel Lecture, "looked to the wider world . . . warning of the dangers of information poverty and calling for publishers to increase their efforts to put books in the hands of people around the world."

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