When he didn’t win the inaugural 1901 Nobel Prize, 42 of his peers apologized to him, calling him “the most revered patriarch of today’s literature”

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When he didn’t win the inaugural 1901 Nobel Prize, 42 of his peers apologized to him, calling him “the most revered patriarch of today’s literature”

 

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Rodrigo Morantetirado, a financial analyst from Ottawa, Ontario
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Laura Majors, a retired marketing director from Denver, Colorado
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Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (11-day total: $332,243)
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The early Nobel Prize committees, dare I say here at The Jeopardy! Fan, used a different interpretation of Alfred Nobel’s will than today’s committee. Namely, the “ideal direction” clause from Nobel’s will was interpreted as “a lofty and sound idealism”. What this meant was that authors who would have been considered shoo-ins for the prize today (i.e. Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Émile Zola and Mark Twain) never received one. Moreover, Tolstoy wasn’t even nominated for the 1901 prize (which went to French poet Sully Prudhomme), which prompted 42 authors, including August Strindberg, to send a proclamation to Tolstoy.

 

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