China's Mo Yan wins literature Nobel
Mo Yan of China won the Nobel Prize in literature, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Thursday.
October 11th, 2012
07:10 AM ET

China's Mo Yan wins literature Nobel

Writer Mo Yan of China won the Nobel Prize in literature, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Thursday.

On the Nobel website, he was called a writer "who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary".

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  1. Philip

    ...and this social phenomena isn't unique to history.
    Thousands Germans were sure that Nazis torched the Reichstag Building but millions of Fellow German citizens wouldn't listen. Adolph Hitler claimed terrorists did it, and that was that.
    "Small minds confuse love of country with love of government."-ancient writing

    October 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Congratulations on Mo Yan on winning the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Yes. Mo Yang errr? what's the name of this Nobel Prize winner again? See? True prize literature is something you can recall years later. Most will not remember the name Yo Man even a few months from now.
    In stark contrast to what you and Nobel call 'prize literature' are the simple words of a day laborer living as an alien resident in his homeland...with no place to lay his head down. The words of Jesus Christ your lord and savior ring in your ears even now. "Happy are those meek and mild tempered" he said. See? the wisdom in Jesus' words. "Come be my follower" he said to men working for a corrupt system.
    Did you know that people who follow Jesus' written advice have a nearly zero percent chance of catching AIDS?

    October 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • zolo007

      Maybe, just like most Asians cant recall any American literature Nobel winners too. His name will be recalled any day of next hundred years by 1.3 billions Chinese though i guess~

      October 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Why have we not honored the words of Jesus Christ? Why have we not postumously (after he died) awarded him as we have postumously awarded others?
    What man today can say that his words are above those of Jesus? (besides the entire Israeli Supreme Court)
    Let US bestow upon Jesus Christ the award "Above Nobel" and words more valuable than fB stock.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      The how to honor Jesus for me would be an obedient child. 😉

      October 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I think it's great that Mo Yan won.
    I will have to check out his literature.
    Congratulations, once again, to all of this year's winners of the Nobel Prizes.

    October 11, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Old Lady Nohair

    Yay. I thinks it's *GREAT* ! A total stranger whom I have never heard of nor will remember again has won! (wash, rinse, repeat. wash, rinse, repeat. wash, rinse, repeat)

    October 12, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    I guess that's a profound *NO*...Bad idea this honoring if and bestowing awards upon the literature of Jesus Christ. Religion aside (and, organized religion WILL be set aside by law and for everyone), the words of Jesus Christ are the most-famous and most published words ever spoken OR written by anyone, ever!
    This is lost by the masses and their idols.

    October 12, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      I disagree with you, it is forced reading and a form of brainwashing starting at a tender age by parents.

      October 12, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Imagine your favorite piece of literature...your favorite book. Imagine it being written 2000 years ago, and imagine it surviving all those years as men tried to destroy it and did twist it's words so as to fleece God's flock as mere greedy jews selling blemished lambs to trusting souls. (jews had a scam going...sell a blemished lamb with a hidden blemish and the high priest knew where to look for the blemish. So you had to buy another lamb, double profit for greedy jews)
    The bible has survived all of that. "All scrioture was written for those living in the time if the end so that they might have hope" says The Word. The bible was written with us in mind. Exclusively for us.
    Paul had his head handed to Roman authority on a platter fit for a pig's head. He did this for us, knowing that it was for us living now. This is amazing to me. Literature of this in the bible is so very deep and interesting.

    October 12, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    *of, rather. Read your bible as a work of art. ty

    October 12, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    No. It is the book of evolution that is force-fed into the minds of schoolchildren. Bibles are NOT studied in class. The theory of evolution is.
    gm@Obama Mama. Nice to see you.

    October 12, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Come on, Obama Mama. Even from a lierary point of view, the words of Jesus christ and stories told in the bible are literature of the highest calibre. Pure artwork.

    October 12, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      I like factual reading I guess if you want to go with the oldest I would read hieroglyphics, with factual day to day life.
      Philip I *am* messing with you today. I have read it many times over. But I also read Serpico many times.

      October 12, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Claudette Giesinger

    Congratulations! We are so happy for you! Ron & Claudette Gieisnger xoxoxo

    October 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
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