(Originally posted on Guiltless Reading)
The year is ending and with it now December, it's almost time to wrap up my Read the Nobels annual challenge and my little wallpaper project.
Over the year, my calendar wallpapers were a fun little way to drum up some interest in the Read the Nobels Reading Challenge for 2016. I've featured 12 authors who have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, featured a book cover, and a quote. Check out the full list down below.
How has your Nobel reading been going so far? It is my hope that this challenge has opened up new reading avenues for you!
If you noticed, my posts have not been as frequent but I am becoming my more focused on my reading choices in general. My Nobel reading has been slim but manageable and thoroughly enjoyable. I still have Alice Munro to round me up for the year. I will still continue on the with Read the Nobels (perpetual) Challenge so feel free to join in on the blog!
Looking for co-hosts! I'd like to continue with this annual challenge. I'm curious if anyone out there -- whether you joined this year or not -- to help me out. Sound off in the comments if you're interested in co-hosting or send me an email at readerrabbit22 at gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!
|Patrick White (photo from Goodreads)|
On the Read the Nobels blog, six reviews have been posted so far: The Tree of Man, Happy Valley, The Eye of the Storm, Twyborn Affair, Solid Affair, and Voss.
Patrick White is a social critic mainly through his depiction of human beings, as befits a true novelist. He is first and foremost a bold psychological explorer, at the same time as he readily refers to ideological views of life or mystical convictions to elicit the support and the uplifting message which they have to offer. (Source)
I think that that is what appealed to me when I picked the quote decided to feature his book Voss*.
Here's a synopsis of Voss*: Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is White's best-known book, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his crossing of the brutal Australian desert, Laura awaits his return in Sydney, where she endures their months of separation as if her life were a dream and Voss the only reality. Marrying a sensitive rendering of hidden love with a stark adventure narrative, Voss is a novel of extraordinary power and virtuosity from a twentieth-century master.
You can read more about White and his work here:
- Patrick White on the Nobel Prize website
- Patrick White on Wikipedia
- Patrick White on Goodreads
- Patrick White book reviews on Read the Nobels blog
Do you like poetry? Have you read any of Neruda's work?
Download the last for year, December's Read the Nobels wallpaper!
Right click image, download, and set as your desktop wallpaper. Voila! #ReadNobels makes an appearance on your computer! (Note: Wallpaper for personal use only.)
* Affiliate links
* Affiliate links
- November wallpaper: featured 1971 Laureate Pablo Neruda's Love: Ten Poems*
- October wallpaper: featured 1969 Laureate Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot*
- September wallpaper: featured 1921 Laureate Anatole France's Our Children*
- August wallpaper: featured 1938 Laureate Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth*
- July wallpaper: featured 1929 Laureate Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain*
- June wallpaper: featured 2004 Laureate Elfriede Jelinek's The Piano Teacher*
- May wallpaper: featured 1968 Laureate Yasunari Kawabata's Beauty and Sadness*
- April wallpaper: featured 1909 Laureate Selma Lagerlöf's The Wonderful Adventures of Nils*
- March wallpaper: featured 1907 Laureate Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book*
- February wallpaper: featured 2013 Laureate Alice Munro's Runaway*
- January wallpaper : featured the first edition cover and a quote from 1982 Laureate Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude*