The Case For Literature
By M. Lee, By G Xingjian
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When Gao Xingjian was crowned Nobel Laureate in 2000, it was the first time in the hundred-year history of the Nobel Prize that this honour had been awarded to an author for a body
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The Case For Literature
4th Estate
1 February 2010
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Author Biography

Gao Xingjian was born in 1940, in China. During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote a number of works of prose, plays and poems, aware that what he wrote could not be published, since they failed to comply with the government's strict guidelines. He was finally able to publish a substantial number of works during the 1980s, but when a ban was imposed on the performance of his play Bus Stop in 1983, Gao finally fled Beijing and began the long journey of a political refugee which forms the basis of Soul Mountain and One Man's Bible. He now lives in Paris, where he writes and paints, and is a French citizen.