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

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

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.

Title:My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture
Edition Language:English

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  • 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, contri...

  • 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 retrospect...

  • 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, a...

  • Pantelis

    A reliable narrator, after all......

  • 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 hop...

  • 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 rootin...

  • 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 se...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Annikky

    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 (wh...