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Gao Xingjian

Chinese novelist and playwright

1940   -  

country of citizenship: People's Republic of China, France
native language: Chinese
language of expression: French, Chinese
educated at: Beijing Foreign Studies University
occupation: writer, painter, translator, novelist, playwright, literary critic, film director
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, honorary doctor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Gao Xingjian (高行健 in Chinese - born January 4, 1940) is a Chinese émigré novelist, playwright, critic, painter, photographer, film director, and translator who in 2000 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity." He is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter. In 1998, Gao was granted French citizenship. Gao's drama is considered to be fundamentally absurdist in nature and avant-garde in his native China. His prose works tend to be less celebrated in China but are highly regarded elsewhere in Europe and the West.
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Soul Mountain

book by Gao Xingjian

author: Gao Xingjian


The Other Shore

play written by Gao Xingjian

author: Gao Xingjian

The Bus Stop

play by Gao Xingjian

author: Gao Xingjian

La montagne de l'âme

author: Xing Jian Gao, Gao Xingjian

Soul mountain

author: Gao Xingjian

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