Gao Xingjian

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Presentation · Sabine Peschel
Speaker · Frank Arnold

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature reads from his novel “One Man's Bible”, in which the narrator is forced to confront his difficult homeland, China, through a passionate love for a German Jewish woman.

Gao Xingjian, born in the Jiangxi province in 1940, is considered the decisive precursor of modern Chinese theatre. In 2000, thirteen years after he moved to France, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.