William Riggan (essay date summer 1981)
SOURCE: Riggan, William. “The Swedish Academy and the Nobel Prize in Literature: History and Procedure.” World Literature Today 55, no. 3 (summer 1981): 399-405.
[In the following essay, Riggan presents an overview of the background and method of the committee for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature.]
In presenting separate essays on the ten literary members among “The Eighteen” of the Swedish Academy, the Spring 1981 issue of WLT [World Literature Today, hereafter WLT] (55:2, pp. 197-256) was an attempt to introduce “The Swedish Writers Behind the Nobel Prize” as the ten prominent, engaging and highly individualistic authors that...
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