Nobel Prize

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
The Stranger
The Old Man and the Sea
Lord of the Flies
Love in the Time of Cholera
Of Mice and Men
The Remains of the Day
The Grapes of Wrath
My Name Is Red
The Plague
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Mario Vargas Llosa
We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist. Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better. ...more
Mario Vargas Llosa

And of these few charitable billionaires, how many are motivated by greed for a Nobel peace prize, I don’t know. Yes, call me a cynic, but I am absolutely sure that hadn’t there been such a thing as the Nobel peace prize or similar versions of national, or state-level, or independent accolades, many of these millionaires and billionaires would have given up on their charitable endeavours. After having everything, a rich man seeks applause and reverence, for there is guilt in his mind. The guilt ...more
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