Poets who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1904
"in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1906
"not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, freshness of style, and lyrical force which characterize his poetic masterpieces"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913
"because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1979
"for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1982
"for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts"
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1987
"for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity"