27 results for ""Nobel Prize""

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    A little William Faulkner for everyone

    The 2014 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Sunday and continues through July 24 in Oxford.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 4:17 AM

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    Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate who chronicled apartheid, dies at 90

    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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    Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

    Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday at age 90, understood the power of writing as a moral force. Not only in terms of literature (although that too) but also politically, in a country - apartheid-era South Africa - where such commitment carried a h...

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 4:00 AM

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    Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, activist, dies

    Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white...

    Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9:57 AM

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    Virtual Neruda walks streets of Chile's capital

    Forty years after his death, Pablo Neruda once again was writing and reciting love poems and he walked through Santiago's streets to the admiring gazes of Chileans — virtually, that is.

    Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM

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    President dines with economists, again

    President Barack Obama dined with prominent economists Wednesday, the second such lunch in less than a month as the administration seeks ways to accelerate the economic recovery.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM

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    Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

    WASHINGTON — Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers. She accused them of plotting to s...

    Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM

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    Remembering Mandela

    Images capturing the life of Nelson Mandela and reaction to his death on Dec. 5, 2013.

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:33 PM

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    Dysfunctional Congress must learn compromise

    Grand Old Party?

    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM

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    America's dilemma is politics of extortion

    Let us temporarily set aside the fact that the Affordable Care Act was passed by the Senate, signed by the president and upheld by the Supreme Court.

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

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