My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishiguro

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture

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...

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My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture Reviews

  • John
    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, recommen...
  • Kate
    3.5/5This 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....
  • Ammar
    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 parent...
  • Akylina
    "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 our c...
  • Patty
    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 writin...
  • Radwa
    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 wr...
  • Sam Quixote
    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 th...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Ishiguro has written some great novels, though I really don’t think he deserved to win the Noble Prize for Literature last year.There are so many other writers who have, objectively speaking, contributed more to the arts. Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami and even Neil Gaiman sta...
  • Deniz Balcı
    Dünyaya dair sözler sarf ettiği, konuşmanın son bölümünü etkisiz ve fazla optimist bulsam da kendi yazma tecrübesine dair ilginç detaylar verdiği ilk bölümü çok sevdim. Çift-uluslu olmasına dair psikolojisini kitapları üzerinden anlamaya ...

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