Monday, November 5, 2007

Breaking-Climateer Did Not Win the Prix Goncourt-"Alabama Song" Catches CI in Stretch*

Three Zelda quotes:
Mr. Fitzgerald--I believe that is how he spells his name-- seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.
We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
From Bloomberg:

Gilles Leroy won France's most prestigious literary award, the 104-year-old Prix Goncourt, for his book, ``Alabama Song.''

Published by Mercure de France, the 48-year-old author's book is told from the point of view of Zelda, the wife of the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is also listed for another French literary award, the Prix Medicis.

The Academie Goncourt's jury announced its choice today at Paris restaurant Drouant to journalists hovering at the doorway. First awarded in 1903, the Prix Goncourt has honored authors such as Marcel Proust (1919) and Andre Malraux (1933). Although the award's purse is symbolic -- Leroy will get a check for 10 euros ($14.5) -- it carries cachet and a certain boost in sales....MORE

Le Academie Goncourt, home

*Never mind. Wrong track.
Longchamp: Le Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

I suppose I could shoot for a Pulitzer, just my luck Al Gore would be in the running.
Tony? Gore. BET Hip-Hop Award? Gore. MacArthur Fellowship? Ditto.
A made up Guinness Book record? Ah ha!