Nobel Archive documents from 1969 released from confidentiality.

 

Estragon: Let's go.
Vladimir: We can't.
Estragon: Why not?
Vladimir: We're waiting for Godot.
Estragon: Ah!

The Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 1969 was awarded Samuel Beckett with the motivation: "for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". Now the documents concerning this Nobel Prize is released from their stipulated 50 year secrecy. Here is the list of approved nominations »

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