Read My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture Online Free - Delivered in Stockholm on 7 December 2017, My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs is the lecture of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. A generous and hugely insightful biographical sketch, it explores his relationship with Japan, reflections on his own novels and an insight into some of his inspirations, from the worlds of writing, music and film. Ending with a rallying call for the ongoing importance of literature in the world, it is a characteristically thoughtful and moving piece.
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February 07, 2018
My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs is Kazuo Ishiguro’s speech from when he was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. It takes the form of a truncated career retrospective/autobiography, touching upon the creation of his more well-known books like The Remains of the...
December 22, 2017
In this lecture that was delivered on December 7th, 2017. Kazuo Ishiguro delivers a personal lecture about literature, his beginning as a novelist, the creative writing class he took in East Anglia, and how it made him the writer he is today.
He describes the England that he moved to with his par...
February 22, 2018
A reliable narrator, after all...
February 14, 2018
This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize in literature. It discusses his growth as a writer, inspiration for his work, thoughts on the world’s current condition, and hopes for the future.
January 18, 2018
Such an inspiring little read!
I was so proud when I heard of Ishiguro's Nobel win, not just because he was the first Nobel winner I've actually read prior to his win, but because I was actually rooting for him, and this speech reminded me why!
It's a biographical lecture about his beginnings as a...
December 31, 2017
"If we are to play an important role in this uncertain future, if we are to get the best from the writers of today and tomorrow, I believe we must become more diverse. I mean this in two particular senses. Firstly, we must widen our common literary world to include many more voices from beyond ou...
December 19, 2017
MY FAVOURITE PART IN THE LECTURE
"But let me finish by making an appeal – if you like, my Nobel appeal! It's hard to put the whole world to rights, but let us at least think about how we can prepare our own small corner of it, this corner of 'literature', where we read, write, publish, recommend,...
January 27, 2018
I had picked up a little hardcover, just like this one, of the Lecture by last years Nobel Prize in Literature, Bob Dylan. When I saw this one for the winner of the Prize for 2017 I knew I had to read it. Kazuo Ishiguro wrote eight books of fiction and I have only read three but know that his wri...
January 09, 2018
4.5 Beautiful and insightful, very much recommended. A side note: I have only read one of Ishiguro's books - The Remains of the Day - and was surprised how similar the voice here was to that novel (where it's more extreme, of course).
January 11, 2018
'but let me finish by making an appeal, if you like, my Nobel appeal.. it's hard to put the whole world to rights, but let us at least think about how we can prepare our own small corner of it, this corner of literature, where we read, write, publish, recommend, denounce and give awards to books....