February 12, 2006

Trent Reznor Prize to Bernard-Henri Levy

The prestigious Trent Reznor Prize for Tricky Embedding (Delayed Gratification Division) has been awarded to Bernard-Henri Levy and his translator, Hélène Brenkman, for this sentence:

And it is hard not to link this provocation, the deliberate circulation of these cartoons, the quasi-home-delivery of a Danish paper that no one could have guessed had so many readers in the Muslim world, it is hard not to link this self-inflicted blasphemy, this calculated offense (calculated, mind you, by the organizers of the distribution of the cartoons), it is hard not to link this blasphemy to a new planetary configuration, itself determined by three recent and major events.

[Hat tip to Semantic Compositions]

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 12, 2006 08:40 AM