Through the funding of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the world’s most renowned prize series was born; historically, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to individuals who confer “the greatest benefit on mankind.” 783 more words
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This Bill Mauldin cartoon celebrated the plight of Russian author Boris Pasternak.
Pasternak won the Nobel prize for literature 1958, after his manuscript for Dr. Zhivago was smuggled out of the USSR, translated and published in Western Europe. 66 more words