Re: Nobel Prize for Literature
Posted by Sterling on 6/10/2011, 9:31:20, in reply to "Re: Nobel Prize for Literature"
The New York Times online did keep the umlaut (to their credit). However, there is a typo in the middle of the story where the umlaut unaccountably becomes a tilde! :^) |
: As you probably know by now, the winner is Swedish poet
: Tomas Tranströmer.
: I don't follow contemporary poetry, so I would be the
: last one to say he doesn't deserve it. Apparently the
: basis for the award is literary merit, as I've seen no
: mention of his being politically active.
: Even the British news reports emphasize that he is the
: 8th European to win the award in the last 10 years, so
: the debate over the Academy's perceived biases will no
: doubt continue.
: It's interesting that the American news websites all
: drop the umlaut from the "o" and spell his
: name "Transtromer." British web sites either
: keep the umlaut or convert it to "oe."
: Linguistic insularity or laziness?