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Old 04-27-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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When the Nobel Prizes launched in 1901, possible choices for the award in literature, bestowed upon a living writer to honor their entire life’s work, included such historical titans as Leo Tolstoy, Edith Wharton, and Henry James. The Swedish Academy—18 elders with absolute power to choose the winner—instead gave the first medal to a formalist poet named Sully Prudhomme and the second, in 1902, to a historian named Theodor Mommsen.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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There is no Nobel Prize for Books. There is a Nobel Prize for Literature, which does not encompass all books, nor all composed matter that can be conveyed through the printed word. Literature is Literature, and the best literature is created by the best authors who are deemed worthy of recognition for what they wrote.

literature
— n
1. written material such as poetry, novels, essays, etc, esp works of imagination characterized by excellence of style and expression and by themes of general or enduring interest
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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By "Books," could the author be referring to its Google Books project?
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