Yes, well, I knew it would be someone I had never heard of, much less read. For all I know, the books are in still in French. The idea that his work has something to do with "sensual ecstasy" is intriguing. Of course, considering one of his cited works was published in 1980 … yes, of course, they are translated.
Gosh, I'm fairly stupid.
PS — I have books by the 2007 winner on my shelf. Me and Doris Lessing have a long but shallow relationship, however.
Can anyone guess the Peace Prize winner?
What should be really darn funny is who they pick for the economics prize (announcing Monday) — you know, since the world is doing so well on that topic (and I'm getting alarmist and depressing mail from 9-11 dentist about how the banking crisis is contrived, unConstitutional, based in a 100-year-old mess involving the original banker-types like Rockefeller, and related to charming items such as martial law and the CIA, etc. Some of it does stand up to evidence … who is in charge of what companies and how they are all related. Yes, of course, it makes sense that rich and powerful people are related. Family is family. Anyone want to check on the Frank George Wisner III / Enron / AIG / CIA one? How about Lehman Bros. / Bush family / campaign contributions to both McCain & Obama? Bottom line is that Americans are fairly stupid overall, of course.)
Shall I turn my entire yard into a field of St. John's Wort?
I feel like I haven't had a seratonin-moment since, well, let's just say that even the parakeet factor is no longer valid.