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Nobel Lecture: Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

  • Жарияланды 2017 ж. 6 Жел.

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  • Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize  3 жыл бұрын +35

    You can also see Kazuo Ishiguro's official Nobel Prize interview: kzclip.org/video/0BcJCybfdKg/бейне.html

  • Gordon Edgar
    Gordon Edgar 5 жыл бұрын +253

    Kazuo Ishiguro is my favourite novelist and having just watched this speech I feel a real sense of love for this man I don't know.

    • Ghosty
      Ghosty 5 ай бұрын

      Never Let Me Go ahhhhhh

    • jesse abbot
      jesse abbot 5 ай бұрын

      His talk has stimulated my own writing to be better. Thank you.

    • Eric Alagan
      Eric Alagan 5 жыл бұрын +4

      My favourite author too.

  • Dominic Newbould
    Dominic Newbould 5 жыл бұрын +137

    Such a gentle and delicate acceptance speech - yet incisive. Leaves us a huge question, and himself too, to ponder and reflect.

  • Jun Karato
    Jun Karato 5 жыл бұрын +168

    "In a time of dangerously increasing division, we must listen. Good writing and good reading will break down barriers. We may even find a new idea, a great humane vision, around which to rally." I truly hope his voice reach more people facing walls and barriers in every corner of the world.

    • earthgrazer
      earthgrazer  Жыл бұрын +4

      I like how he emphasized good reading as well.

    • Anuradha Inamdar
      Anuradha Inamdar 2 жыл бұрын +6

      " Good writing & good reading will break down barriers " is very true.

  • Hollis Williams
    Hollis Williams  Жыл бұрын +34

    This is one of the few Nobel Prizes in Literature where it's unquestionable that the author definitely deserves the prize.

  • AT
    AT 4 жыл бұрын +37

    I am totally absorbed into his great speech. He is my favourite novelist. He is more than a story teller. He makes his readers think of the messages he tried to send behind the stories. A very deep man.

  • Deborah Kraal
    Deborah Kraal 5 жыл бұрын +72

    I also very much appreciate his books. His speech made me aware of the act of writing itself, how it is communication within the writer himself and then to others who also take those words and put them in his/her own heart and mind in a way that allows one to both connect and transcend. Ishiguro does this with such elegance, warmth and - it is so easy on the ear!

  • Prof Sattar Basra
    Prof Sattar Basra 5 жыл бұрын +41

    Sparse, spare, manicured, pedicured, introspective, clinically reflexive speech. His quotes from EM Forster are both illustrative and instructive. Small is beautiful. Now I understand what Laurence Binyon meant when he said, " slowness is beauty".

    • C R
      C R 9 ай бұрын

      Very well said.

  • Gulsara Ahmed
    Gulsara Ahmed 10 ай бұрын +9

    Absolutely amazing. I like how he analyses and critiques his own writings. He sums up his journey as a writer in correspondence with himself and knows for a fact, he's not done yet. He still has new avenues and terrains to explore and gives us a glimpse into the world of his upcoming books. I recently read Klara and the Sun, which he based on the challenges science and new technology will eventually face.

  • Alina O
    Alina O 7 ай бұрын +25

    I cried unconsolably at the end of reading his "The Remains of the Day" - that's great literature at work, cathartic and instructive without being moralizing.

    • mylink1812
      mylink1812 3 ай бұрын

      Me too! I cried to the point of dehydration. To this day I still can’t fathom how he could write such a masterpiece at that young age.

    • Abe Sapien
      Abe Sapien 4 ай бұрын +1

      What is wrong with moralizing? I would hope a lot of literature wouldn't, but it shouldn't be some forbidden act either. He moralized at the end of this very speech, and I agreed with it.

    • dm78
      dm78 5 ай бұрын

      Me too. It's just a breathtaking work

  • Darya Bukhtoyarova
    Darya Bukhtoyarova 5 жыл бұрын +29

    Such a privilege - first witnessing the Nobel prize for literature going to Kazuo Ishiguro, now being able to watch him speak. The word "moving" came up a lot in the comments and for a good reason.
    Thank you, Mr. Ishiguro (and the Nobel Prize for uploading his lecture here).

  • John Sampson
    John Sampson 5 жыл бұрын +50

    No doubt an intellect and talent, a humanist that I can and do respect.

  • TigerChuu
    TigerChuu 2 жыл бұрын +18

    I can't believe I actually sat through this whole thing. He just grabbed my attention and never lost it. Amazing.

  • Julie Andrews
    Julie Andrews 5 ай бұрын +7

    One of my favorite authors in the world. I can't believe this just popped up in my YT lineup. Profound and moving.

  • britt
    britt 5 жыл бұрын +25

    I am so happy for you. You have been my favorite author for as long as I can remember. I honestly never thought you would win this prize, but I could not be happier to be wrong. You fully deserve this and the many more honors that will be coming your way. *Congratulations.

  • Tenzin Sangpo
    Tenzin Sangpo 5 жыл бұрын +32

    "If you'd come across me in the autumn of 1979, you might have had some difficulty placing me, socially or even racially..." One of the most beautiful Nobel Lectures after Sir V.S. Naipaul in 2001.

    • Leonardo Huang
      Leonardo Huang  Жыл бұрын

      Orhan Pamuk, 2006, , unprecedented and unparalleled in history

  • toshivid
    toshivid 5 жыл бұрын +65

    As a Japanese, I am very proud of this literal giant, who was born in Nagasaki, Japan.
    Later, he left for the UK at the age of five due to his father's business; later he naturalized himself as a Japanese-British, as Kazuo Ishiguro, perfectly in Japanese name.
    He appeals justice, righteousness and peace to the world through his literal works, which he truly deserved to receive one of the greatest prizes in the world of literature.
    Congratulations, Mr. Ishiguro!

    • Martin Gramc
      Martin Gramc 2 жыл бұрын +1

      松島立空 I would suggest to ask foreigners whether they see Japanese as racist.

    • Rocco Anthony
      Rocco Anthony 4 жыл бұрын +5

      Renee Soryu this whole “gaijin” BS is out of control lol. No common Japanese uses the word “gaijin” as some sort of racist word.
      It literally means “foreigner”. Nothing more, Nothing less. Maybe it was used in a racist means back in pre-1940’s, or even to this day by ultra-right wings, but ordinary people just use the word “gaijin” as an abbreviation to “gaikokujin” which is a literal translation of “foreigner”. They have no hate or harm in those words. Hell, even kids (as in preschooler and elementary students) uses those words to refer a foreigner in general. So are you going to insist that those children “racists” lol?
      This whole “common Japanese are racist because they call foreigner “gaijin”” is misinterpreted in so many levels that only a tool that has absolutely no knowledge of Japan would refer to it. Stop talking like you know shit about Japan, just because you read some anti-Japanese propaganda article on the internet lol.
      And if you want them to stop calling you (or any foreigner) “gaijin”, just tell them, and they will immediately apologize. Japanese people aren’t ignorants.
      The problematic word is more along the lines of “zainichi”, which isn’t exactly a racist word (it just means “foreign-born people/foreigner who are living in Japan”), but people in internet will use the word to attack Chinese/Korean/Foreign related Japanese citizens. Kind of like how Americans are doing it to Mexicans/Canadians.

    • Нару
      Нару 5 жыл бұрын +3

      Renee Soryu
      Gaijin means ''outers of our community'',not nationality or appearance.
      I think he isn't Gaijin because he has something related to our community(it's very difficult to describe what the community is.There is divercity and there isn't divercity...).

    • Renee Soryu
      Renee Soryu 5 жыл бұрын +8

      Normally you guys just call someone who grew up in a different country and doesn't even speak Japanese a 'Gaijin', but I guess it's hard to do that to a Nobel prize laureate

  • Matthew James Appleby
    Matthew James Appleby 5 жыл бұрын +45

    A wonderful speech, incisive and deeply moving.

  • Jane Tsao
    Jane Tsao 5 жыл бұрын +57

    A gentle speaking man with a gentle heart is what makes a gentleman

  • katharos
    katharos  Жыл бұрын +11

    Watching this after I just finished reading Never Let Me Go. I don't remember feeling as numb as I am now. One of the greatest books, one of the greatest authors. The fucking legend.

  • yoshiro
    yoshiro 5 жыл бұрын +74

    For the moment, I could not be happier to hear his speech as a Japanese living overseas for long.

    • Glenn Cambray
      Glenn Cambray 7 ай бұрын

      @A Saynor And, he would surely have had a deep Japanese influence from his parents.

    • Hollis Williams
      Hollis Williams  Жыл бұрын +3

      He is English but has definitely expressed some identity with Japan (see ''A Pale View of Hills'', for example).

    • A Saynor
      A Saynor 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Kevin Joe 'Nothing Japanese within' would be too far. Yes his memories were very hazy but his first novels were about expressing the Japanese identity he felt

    • Xul Apostasy
      Xul Apostasy 2 жыл бұрын +2

      He is 100% British

    • Kevin Joe
      Kevin Joe 2 жыл бұрын +2

      he is far more English than Japanese , I have to say, except his Asian look, he has nothing japanese within

  • brian janson
    brian janson 10 ай бұрын +2

    His work is so rewarding. It has meant a great deal to me. I appreciate the effort he has taken to share it with us.

  • Seamus Gaelic
    Seamus Gaelic  Жыл бұрын +5

    When Ishiguro addresses the inequality in wealth between and within nations I can't help but think of how many wealthy people are in the room where he's delivering his speech.

    • David
      David 7 ай бұрын

      we should not mind that there are wealthy people...esp wealth that created by hard work and intellectual achievements which actually most of the new wealth comes from ....what we should mind is that there are still homeless people dying in the streets

  • J Ravindranath
    J Ravindranath 2 жыл бұрын +11

    Most wonderful speech sliced with apt and much needed optimism in the tiring world.

  • Andy Idea
    Andy Idea 4 жыл бұрын +6

    Such a gracious and dignified man. Well deserved honour.

  • Arbër Racaj
    Arbër Racaj 5 жыл бұрын +21

    How completely different his experience from let's say Hanif Kureishi, who was born in England, son of a Pakistani immigrant and English mother. Both great writers of course, but due to background, with completely different kind of struggles and things to deal with, while living in the same country and in the same era.
    Great speech btw by mr. Kazuo Ishiguro.

  • Toshiko Kobatake Tate Talking Image
    Toshiko Kobatake Tate Talking Image 5 жыл бұрын +26

    What an eloquent, sincere gentleman he is. Many congratulations to Kazuo Ishiguro.

  • lennov p
    lennov p 2 жыл бұрын +8

    What a beautiful speech!
    I'm also happy that i noticed 2 other laureates in the audience. Bet they like Kazuo's works.

  • Nigredo
    Nigredo 2 жыл бұрын +8

    Well deserved. A great man and a great writer. The Unconsoled is one of my favorite novels ever.

  • Bijo Francis
    Bijo Francis 8 ай бұрын +1

    His speech and the way he talk is like a laminar flow, it's just perfection. 💗👏

  • Ten Kun
    Ten Kun 4 жыл бұрын +9

    He writes in a very allegory manner which depicts all the characters in the front. Thank you. 🙏

  • Sergio Peña
    Sergio Peña 4 жыл бұрын +8

    I loved 'Never let you go', can't wait to read more from him.

  • Ramanathan NV
    Ramanathan NV  Жыл бұрын +2

    I am really impressed by his concluding remarks to the Swedish Academy to go far and deep into the unknown quarters of our human habitations to find cut and uncut diamonds of literature and writing of word class and even beyond lying unnoticed by the Academy. I sure, had the academy been fortunate it would definitely found greatness in the works Malayalam writers like G.SANKARSKURUP M T Vasudevan Nair .

  • Ram dular Singh
    Ram dular Singh 9 ай бұрын +1

    Kazuo is really a ' cashewo nut ' for his readers making them fit & healthy like the dried fruit does to all of us. He is a creative genius and most importantly a gentleman.

  • celestialfix
    celestialfix 5 жыл бұрын +42

    "We are all butlers.........". Thank you Mr. Ishiguro, and congratulations.

  • Albert Lacanilao
    Albert Lacanilao 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Very moving speech....excellent....tears to my eyes...

  • Jyoti Nair
    Jyoti Nair 5 ай бұрын +1

    Wow! What an engaging speech outlining his vision, values and dreams for the future. The seamless movements back and forth from past to present and future were incredibly mesmerizing.!

  • Tomi
    Tomi 5 жыл бұрын +22

    I was very much pleased to hear about the great news.
    Congratulations 🎉

  • Schubertiade
    Schubertiade 2 ай бұрын +1

    I cried in the end. Thank you Mr. Ishiguro!

  • ulissina1
    ulissina1 4 жыл бұрын +5

    Moving, inteligent and brilliant speech.

  • Elizabeth Sánchez Schulz
    Elizabeth Sánchez Schulz 2 жыл бұрын

    So encouraging to see and hear a wise, intelligent writer appealling to kindness, peace and leaving behind Any sort of racism. If not, our civilization will definitely suffer horrible consequences or even disappear. He’s sensitive, amusing, lovable and , as my grandma would say: a good,noble man . CHAPEAU !!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Aboo Swaleh Mosafeer
    Aboo Swaleh Mosafeer  Жыл бұрын +2

    As I listen to this sincere and humble sharing,I realise how our life itself is the crucible for our creativity.
    It is important therefore Not to forget,not to be amnesiac.
    Also,how writing is self creative,perhaps the birthplace of creative writings.
    Word creates us.
    Word expands us.
    Covid 19 has laid bare our Human imperfections flaws selfishness but also its generosity creativity.

  • muhlenstedt
    muhlenstedt 5 ай бұрын +2

    Talent, intellect and humanity united, thank you for putting these in words.

  • Abr Lim
    Abr Lim 9 ай бұрын +2

    At the end of the speech, Kazuo Ishiguro sounded like Mr. Stevens he wrote, trying to contribute something to the world, without knowing whether he has actually done so.

  • ArtRayGallery Art
    ArtRayGallery Art 5 жыл бұрын +17

    The Brilliant Kazuo Ishiguro. Love his writing. Bravo..Ang-Ray NYC

  • Kimberly Perrotis
    Kimberly Perrotis 5 ай бұрын +1

    I love his writing. That “something in the singer’s voice” I would call pathos.

  • Adolph Sanchez
    Adolph Sanchez 5 ай бұрын

    I have yet to read The Remains of the Day, but Never Let Me Go was a great book and one of the very few science fiction books I have liked, possibly because it wasn't filled with tons of way off the mark contraptions that have never come to pass (not that we are farming organs from a lower class of people, but we'll get there eventually).

  • Bhupesh Dihenia
    Bhupesh Dihenia 4 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you, Kazuo. Beautiful road travelled and even more eloquently shared. I look forward to reading “Never Let Me Go.”
    So glad KZclip put this speech in my thread.

  • Krithi Krithi
    Krithi Krithi 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Most Prestigious International Award ❤

  • Tetsuo Takahashi
    Tetsuo Takahashi 5 жыл бұрын +19

    Very impressive, indeed.

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harris 3 ай бұрын

    I liked how he linked his own process to that of Latin American and Caribbean writers - such as V. S Naipaul and the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez - and their own quest for inclusion. I respect how he reveals the complex insider/ outsider life he has led, seeking to find a happy medium between the best of these worlds.

  • Richard Shiggins
    Richard Shiggins 6 ай бұрын +2

    A most splendid writer .

  • Melania Monica Craciun
    Melania Monica Craciun 7 ай бұрын

    In this cyberspace time is on our side, we can share opinions, fix things and help each other like true family & siblings as we should, Nobel genius minds are trully surprising friends, you are doing a great job indeed, never stop digging out remarcable talents that can become our guiding lights in order to raise humankind a better place, in order to help each other evolve, improve ourselves each other and ...trying to save the planet together, that's the biggest challenge above all indeed

  • nicholas chen
    nicholas chen  Жыл бұрын +1

    Hope I can follow him as a winner of Nobel Prize for language and literature from Asia country someday.

  • Abhi Garg
    Abhi Garg 6 ай бұрын +2

    This was amazing and so inspiring.

  • Jyoti Nair
    Jyoti Nair 5 ай бұрын

    God bless you Kazaa Ishiguro for your vast in-depth understanding of human nature as it enveloped nations and it’s people !

  • Maximo Nacer
    Maximo Nacer 3 ай бұрын

    Kazuo Ishiguro: Congratulations for keeping the tenderness given the circumstances. It is magic. Just imagine a new capacity to visit virtually any person in any place where you could find caring humans improving land and property, doing what they love by networking with each other, generating and sharing their own energy and food, using paper containers of hydrogen currency recharging as vehicles for commerce everywhere while rendering obsolete the use of military lasers or hydrogen weapons to keep those rights alive.

  • LooseyGoosey
    LooseyGoosey  Жыл бұрын

    Listening to his words is captivating

  • Willis Knapick
    Willis Knapick 5 ай бұрын

    I read two of his books. He's incredibly imaginative and insightful.

  • Troy Gaspard
    Troy Gaspard 5 ай бұрын

    When he talks about a nation's memory and what should be remembered or forgotten, he would address in his novel The Buried Giant.

  • Steven1376
    Steven1376 3 ай бұрын

    His novel Nocturnes is wonderf❤

  • Kelly Villanueva
    Kelly Villanueva  Жыл бұрын +1

    Beautiful! Yes we do and yes we can! Thank you for your work!

  • Terri Bates
    Terri Bates 6 ай бұрын

    how rude to sit in the front row, reading all the way through. I can only hope they were reading a translation into their own language of the talk they had been so privileged to attend. I enjoyed the whole thing very much and particularly thoughts towards the end, which resonated very much for me.

    • Nobel Prize
      Nobel Prize  6 ай бұрын +2

      Bound booklets with translations of the speeches are often provided to attendees at the prize ceremony and at the literature prize lecture. - Thanks for watching!

  • Roman Romanovich
    Roman Romanovich 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Honoured and Learned keep to writing, sir.

  • Benre Zenarosa
    Benre Zenarosa 5 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you for this.

  • Play Google
    Play Google 3 ай бұрын +1

    KZclip deserve a prize for allowing plebs like me free, unhindered viewing of gems like this wherever we are on the planet.

  • Yaslynn yaya
    Yaslynn yaya 4 жыл бұрын +5

    I will try my best to make my research perfect

  • juldor93
    juldor93 3 жыл бұрын +6

    they stood up and sat down like in church xD

    • David
      David 7 ай бұрын

      there is a good preacher in the pulpit

  • C I
    C I 5 жыл бұрын +1

    was that Kazuo Ishiguro's concession speech? 44:30

  • Nora S.
    Nora S. 4 ай бұрын

    The Remains of the Day is one of the century’s book!

  • Nicole Holford Lockney
    Nicole Holford Lockney 9 ай бұрын +2

    “Can stable free nations really be built on foundations of willful amnesia and frustrated justice?” 33:17

  • Emilio Lara
    Emilio Lara 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Did she introduce him as Kazugo Ishiguro?

  • Amit Singh
    Amit Singh 10 ай бұрын

    I’m in awe of his simplicity. He has a new fan and a follower!

  • Mohammad Erfani
    Mohammad Erfani 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Is it better to remember or to forget?

  • Russian Vodka
    Russian Vodka 6 ай бұрын

    Surprised he didn’t win for The Remains of the Day.

  • Nicolás Ponce de León Carrillo
    Nicolás Ponce de León Carrillo  Жыл бұрын +2

    Kazuo Ishiguro is the best mistake of Nobel prize in his history.
    For me he's just a bestseller writer, nothing more.

    • LuciaS
      LuciaS 10 ай бұрын


  • Krishna
    Krishna 3 жыл бұрын

    From where I can get more details about kazuo ishuguro except wiki....?

  • Judi Hopewell
    Judi Hopewell 5 ай бұрын

    Wow. A deserving laureate.

  • Paul Harvey
    Paul Harvey 7 ай бұрын

    Thank you sir Kaz, God bless you amen.

  • Yesh Prabhu
    Yesh Prabhu 2 жыл бұрын +5

    She mispronounced Kazuo Ishiguro's name twice. On an important occasion such as this, she should have taken some trouble to at least find out how to pronounce his name correctly.

  • Mojde Marvast
    Mojde Marvast 4 ай бұрын

    The Odysee of life is very fertile...
    It is believed that the halos around the stars suggest that van Gogh was painting migraine aura in Starry Night

  • Saema Khan
    Saema Khan 3 ай бұрын +1

    Beautiful speech ! Congratulations !

  • 尼安德鲁
    尼安德鲁 5 жыл бұрын +10

    I think the cleaning people must enter that door pretty often :)

  • Joseph Harley
    Joseph Harley 6 ай бұрын

    I WOULD GIVE THAT SPEECH A C MINUS. Note i am passing him, for the mere fact its obvious he put so much hard work into it. Must do better.

  • Social Celerity
    Social Celerity  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very personal and insightful. See 38:50 for ‘Turning points’ …

  • Maria Barr
    Maria Barr 2 ай бұрын

    Food for thought.Connect well with those who want a lasting wold peace.

  • Mika Koskinen
    Mika Koskinen  Жыл бұрын

    Bob Dylan everywhere.

  • Yarub Khayat
    Yarub Khayat 2 жыл бұрын

    Inspiring .. thanks