Why Americans Won The Nobel Prize Essay

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Americans and the Nobel Prize For more than a century the Nobel Prize of Literature has been given to authors or poets who have contributed greatly and impacted the way the world views literature. Over this time numerous Americans have won the prize before. Authors such as William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Toni Morrison have all won the award due to their many literary contributions. These three are very prolific authors who are not only well known throughout the United States but the entire world. However, there have been many deserving Americans who have not won the award. Authors such as F Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain are the quintessential definition of American Authors. These two men helped form American literature and are often…show more content…
Are the reasons, such as political or social reasons that would influence the Swedish Academy’s vote on the winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature. Although Americans such as Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway have won the Nobel Prize there are many Americans such as Mark Twain and F Scott Fitzgerald who deserved it but didn’t win. The main reason this is, is because of institutional bias and outside political and social reasons people win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Faulkner won the Nobel Prize in 1950 due to his contribution to American Literature, however, Faulkner also began to write with a more global perspective to give him more notoriety therefore winning the award. Faulkner has a very unique style. He uses stream of consciousness meaning his stories have very little period and pauses. He writes long sentences that are very descriptive, relying on imagery to engross and immerse the readers. In A Rose for Emily Faulkner describes the house to great detail, “She focuses her novels heavily on political and social problems present in America and won the prize. Her novels reflected the injustice in America at that time” (Faulkner 1). He was given the Nobel prize of literature in nineteen forty nine, “for his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the
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