Pulitzer Book Club Inclusion Guide
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“Fiction jurors were understood to have offered three candidates — ‘Mr. Sammler's Planet’ by Saul Bellow, ‘Losing Battles’ by Eudora Welty, and ‘The Wheel of Love and Other Stories,’ by Joyce Carol Oates.” - New York Times, June 6, 1971
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No Pulitzer Fiction Award.
“What is art but a way of seeing.” – Saul Bellow
“The Advisory Board on the Pulitzer Prizes, which receives jury recommendations but may substitute choices of its own, decided in a closed‐door meeting, however, that no work qualified under the standard for a distinguished book of fiction by an American author published in 1970. The trustees of Columbia University, who have the ultimate responsibility, upheld the board's view.” ¬ -New York Times, June 6, 1971
Read three finalists instead of one winner: “Mr. Sammler's Planet” by Saul Bellow, “Losing Battles” by Eudora Welty, and “The Wheel of Love and Other Stories” by Joyce Carol Oates.”
“One place understood helps us understand all places better” ― Eudora Welty
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Walk the buffet; choose nothing.
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates
An empty room.
What is a winner? Why do some children’s sports groups give trophies to everyone and how do you feel about that? Are there always winners and losers?
Plan three trips and don’t go on any of them.
Screen three films that are supposed to be good back to back.
“Mr. Sammler's Planet” by Saul Bellow, “Losing Battles” by Eudora Welty, and “The Wheel of Love and Other Stories” by Joyce Carol Oates.”