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In Praise of the Unknown Nobelist

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
The announcement of Herta Müller’s Nobel Prize in Literature praised her as a writer “who with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” With those words and a string of encomiums, Stockholm gave us our 12th female Nobel Laureate in Literature. Just 12 women in 109 years, and half of those have…
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