Gao Xingjian


Interview, December 2000

Interview (in French) with the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Gao Xingjian, by Horace Engdahl, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, 13 December 2000.

Gao Xingjian talks about his passion for the theatre and how it is reflected in his writings; how he uses time in his books (7:23); how he combines various cultures (14:05); and the loneliness of the author (19:09).

Transcript (in French) of the Interview with Gao Xingjian

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