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Richness
by Gabriela Mistral
translated by Doris Dana

Gabriela Mistral
This site includes a biography of Mistral, some selected poems in English, and her Nobel Prize acceptance speech from 1945. Imagine that you are a journalist attending the Nobel Prize presentation ceremony and write a brief review of her speech.

The Nobel Foundation
Have you ever wondered how a person is chosen to win the Nobel Prize? Visit this Nobel Foundation site to find out. Under the heading "Nomination and Selection," click on Literature to read about the specific process followed when choosing a winner for the literature prize. What do you think it means to an author to be awarded this prize? Discuss with your classmates.