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The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2020

The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2020

Louise Glück

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The complete acceptance speech of Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Nobel Prize committee selected poet and author Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." Here is the full text of her Nobel Lecture given on December 7, 2020.

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Louise Glück

Louise Glück is the author of more than a dozen books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, the 2015 National Humanities Medal, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, the 2014 National Book Award for Faithful and Virtuous Night, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles, the 2001 Bollingen Prize, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poems: 1962-2012, and the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and Stanford University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

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