1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Dec. 31, 2009.
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Excerpt "La Guerre" 1970 (1:50) -- J. M. G. Le Clzio's Influences (1:58) -- Excerpt "Le Process-verbal" 1963 (2:34) -- Excerpt "Onitsha" 1991 (3:15) -- Excerpt "Dsert" 1980 (3:09) -- J. M. G. Le Clzio's Inspiration (2:54) -- Excerpt "Le Livre des Fuites" 1969 (3:31) -- Le Clzio on the Threshold (1:57) -- Le Clzio's Philosophy (1:48) -- Excerpt "L'Africain" 2004 (2:20) -- Le Clzio on Art and Nature in Life (3:11)
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In its citation for the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy described Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization." Commissioned by the Nobel Foundation, this program traces Le Clezio's life and oeuvre, exploring his influences and central concerns through extensive interviews, excerpts, and location footage from the places that have shaped his writing. An intimate and artful portrait, the program provides a rare glimpse into the mind of a writer acclaimed for literature that conveys the world's splendor, as well as its brutality.
12 & up.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: Access Video On Demand playback platform.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Nobel Media AB (Firm)
The Literature of J. M. G. Le Clezio