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PART G: SUPPLEMENTS

The institution of Journalism at Columbia college has provided the Pulitzer Prize for the reason that 1917. these days there are prizes in 21 different types from the fields of journalism, literature and track. The Pulitzer Prize Archive offers the background of this award from its beginnings to the current: In elements A to E the awarding of the prize in each one type is documented, commented and organized chronologically. half F covers the background of the prize biographically and bibliographically. half G offers the historical past to the selections.

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sans savoir
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de quel poème
vient le poème. »

« Voix et photographs », no. 7

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A painfully honest struggle to create a chain of images to bridge the abyss between self and world ... ; Adrienne Rich: Snapshots of a Daughter-inLaw. This book ... represents a crisis in style and ... a crisis of the emotions .. The book that we join in nominating for the Pulitzer Prize," according to the jurors, "is Louis Simpson's At the End of the Open Road. This is Simpson's fourth collection of poems and it unmistakably demonstrates the sureness of his development and the growing confidence and force of his voice ..

I77 The Board favored Blizzard of One so that the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry was Mark Strand. I78 The nominating jury of 2000 agreed on the following three choices: Midnight Salvage, by Adrienne Rich; Repair, by Charles K. Williams; and Elegy for the Southern Drawl, by Rodney Jones. Midnight Salvage, in the view of the jury, "represents a new mode of poetic truth-telling in a career studded with bold achievements ... " Rodney Jones' work, the jurors explained, "is serious and also hilarious.

Lowell Jr. 128 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Poetry Jury Report, January 1, 1971, p. 1. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. Poetry Jury Report, December 17, 1971, p. 1. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. Poetry Jury Report, December 27,1972, p. 1. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. First Report, January 20,1974, p. 1. Second Report, January 11, 1974, p. 1. Third Report, January 22, 1974, p. 1. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 64. , p. 64.

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