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Nobelpriset i litteratur 2017 – Kazuo Ishiguro

Nobelpriset i litteratur 2017 tilldelas Kazuo Ishiguro ”som i romaner med en stark känslomässig verkan har blottat avgrunden under vår skenbara hemhörighet i världen”, enligt Svenska Akademiens motivering. KB har böcker av och om Kazuo Ishiguro. Mer litteratur om honom är under inköp.

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Bob Dylan

Nobelpriset i litteratur 2016 tilldelas Bob Dylan som skapat nya poetiska uttryck inom den stora amerikanska sångtraditionen. KB har böcker av och om Bob Dylan. Mer litteratur om honom är under inköp.

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400 år utan Shakespeare men ändå med

Hur bra är du på Shakespeare? Här är några citat. Kan du gissa från vilken pjäs? 1. ”There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. 2. ”So wise so young, they say, do never live long”. … Läs mer

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Never judge a book by its cover

…or the nerdy look of your librarian. I found this book, Towards a general theory of classifications while browsing for something to blog about. It’s more a theorical tome and not for the general reader but it brought me back … Läs mer

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Alice Munro brings home the Nobel Prize for literature!

Alice Munro, one of only 13 female Nobel laureates in literature and the first ever Canadian writer to receive such a prize. She is in fine company indeed with the likes of Selma Lagerlöf being the first woman to receive … Läs mer

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Seven hundred penguins

I was browsing through our list of new books for something to blog about and came across this unusual title, Seven hundred penguins. What the heck could the book be about? Penguins? Nope, it couldn’t possibly be as it’s the … Läs mer

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Will the real George Smiley please stand up?

Tinker tailor soldier spy by John le Carré has been made into film twice, the first time for TV with Sir Alec Guinness as Smiley and more recently, Gary Oldman. But who was the Smiley character based on? Le Carré … Läs mer

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Jane Austen, game theorist?

Who would’ve thought that social jockeying calls for an understanding of game theory? Game theory, for the uninitiated, is ”the study of strategic decision making” or more formally, it is ”the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between … Läs mer

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Keep calm and read suecana

Those lazy hazy days of summer are here and what better way to spend it than with your favorite Swedish classic in English or other languages? To search for these translations from Swedish or suecana as we call them, see … Läs mer

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Sweden – the new gastronomic nation?

The Swedish mystery genre has always been popular abroad and now even another type of Swedish literature is in demand – cookbooks! Yessirree! According to Swedish daily newspaper, DN, certain cookbooks are more popular abroad than at home – apart … Läs mer

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