What came to me spontaneously was the clamour of a language which conveyed anger and derision, even crudeness; a language of excess, insurgent, often used by the humiliated and the offended as their only response to the memory of others’ contempt, of shame, and shame at feeling shame.
As the Nobel Prize authorities recently declassified the list of nominees and nominators for the for the Nobel Prize of several years, a wealth of information tumbled out.
Since 1901, the Nobel prizes have been awarded to men, women and organisations for work that has led to great advances for mankind. Here are five interesting facts to know about the prizes and their creator.
Many of the names believed to have been put forth this year have been in the running for several years, including Pope Francis, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, and David Attenborough, who has been nominated together with UN biodiversity experts. Being nominated for a prize is however in no way a sign of approval by the Nobel committee.