Nobel Prize in Literature

January 2005
Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction;2005, p181
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An encyclopedia entry about the Nobel Prize in Literature is presented. This ward is universally considered as the highest honor any author might receive for a lifetime of literary achievement. Novelist Toni Morrison is the only African American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her achievement was criticized Charles R. Johnson and Stanley Crouch who favored author Ralph Ellison.


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