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Interview with the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Le ClÃ©zio, 6 December 2008. The interviewer is Horace Engdahl, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. The 2008 Literature Laureate discusses the importance of languages in his career and the literary world, his non-traditional relationship with the French culture and language (12:03), the crisis that led to a turning point in his writing career (25:25), and why he began to explore his own family history in recent books (41:08). Credits: Ladda Productions AB (camera)
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2008 Interview Transcript