Nobel Laureates in Search of Identity and Integrity: Voices of Different Cultures

Nobel Laureates in Search of Identity and Integrity: Voices of Different Cultures

by Andres Hallengren
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812560742

ISBN-13: 9789812560742

Pub. Date: 04/15/2005

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

In this collection of essays, biographies and Nobel lectures, ten Nobel Laureates from five continents give various and startling perspectives on current questions about modernity and tradition, unity and diversity, integration, identity, integrity, gender and sexual roles in a multicultural world of change. It is also a book on self-confidence and presents different…  See more details below

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In this collection of essays, biographies and Nobel lectures, ten Nobel Laureates from five continents give various and startling perspectives on current questions about modernity and tradition, unity and diversity, integration, identity, integrity, gender and sexual roles in a multicultural world of change. It is also a book on self-confidence and presents different ways to self-knowledge and cultural individuality. Published in print for the first time, these studies and penetrating observations on topical issues, written by leading authors and intellectuals from many distant countries, make up one of the most intriguing and engaging avowals of our time.The Nobel Laureates are:Sir V S Naipaul (United Kingdom, born in Trinidad)Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)Derek Walcott (St Lucia)Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)Patrick White (Australia)Ernest Hemingway (USA)Grazia Deledda (Sardinia, Italy)Amartya Sen (United Kingdom and the USA, born in India)Rabindranath Tagore (India)Nelson Mandela (South Africa)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812560742
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Two worlds3
The enigma of arrival17
Writing and being21
Nadine Gordimer and the South African experience33
A single, homeless, circling satellite - Derek Walcott47
The Antilles : fragments of epic memory59
Naguib Mahfouz - the son of two civilizations77
Autobiography95
Patrick White - existential explorer103
A case of identity : Ernest Hemingway117
Voice of Sardegna - Grazia Deledda131
Autobiography151
Tagore and his India177
Nelson Mandela and the rainbow of culture215

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