The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345809339
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Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation on the high cost of duty. It is also one of the most subtle, sad and humorous love stories ever written. It is the summer of 1956, when Stevens, a man who has dedicated himself to his career as a perfect butler in the one-time great house of Darlington Hall, sets off on a holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and, unexpectedly, into his own past, especially his friendship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. As memories surface of his lifetime "in service" to Lord Darlington, and of his life between the wars, when the fate of the continent seemed to lie in the hands of a few men, he finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent beneath the carefully run world of his employer.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307576187
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Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780571249350
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Release: 2009-01-08
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

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*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available to preorder* From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go Winner of the Booker Prize ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0571275583
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Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'After all what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?'In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past...A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House, of lost causes and lost love.The Remains of the Day is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307829061
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Release: 2012-09-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the "floating world"—the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink—offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being.

Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day
Author: Adam Parkes
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781441149640
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Release: 2001-09-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

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Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

A Study Guide for Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

A Study Guide for Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9781410356444
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345809421
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­–winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards—some strange and other-worldly—but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro
Author: Sebastian Groes and Barry Lewis
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780230345263
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Release: 2011-09-11
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro
Author: Marc Porée
Pages: 155
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029516312
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Release: 1999
Editor: Didier-Erudition
Language: en

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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307371331
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Release: 2009-03-19
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

A Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307829078
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Release: 2012-09-05
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day Here is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a novel where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II.

Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day
Author: Mona Baumann
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9783668667372
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Release: 2018-03-21
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: This paper analyes the book „The Remains oft he Day“ from Kazuo Ishiguro. It is told from the perspective of Stevens, an elderly head butler, who, during a six- day road trip to England’s West Country, reflects on his past at the country mansion Darlington Hall. He dedicated his life to serving Lord Darlington, a labelled traitor and Nazi sympathizer, and to the task of being a “great” butler. Shortly after the war, Mr Farraday, an American purchases the estate and minimizes the staff drastically. Under him, Darlington Hall is no longer the meeting point for “the wealthy and influential”

The Remains of Love

The Remains of Love
Author: Zeruya Shalev
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781408834145
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Release: 2013-07-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hemda Horovitz is nearing the end of her life. As she lies in bed in Jerusalem, the present flickers in and out as memories from the past flood her thoughts: her childhood in the kibbutz spent under the disappointed gaze of her stern, pioneer father; the lake that was her only solace; and her own two children, one whom she could never love and the other whom she loved too much. Avner, the beloved child, has grown up to be a heavy, anguished man, disillusioned by his work and trapped in a loveless marriage. When visiting his mother in hospital he witnesses an elegant couple's final poignant moments together; after the man's death Avner becomes obsessed with finding the woman, and a strange and delicate relationship unfolds. Dina, Hemda's daughter, has put aside her career in order to give her teenage daughter, Nitzan, the warmth she never received from her own mother. But Nitzan is withdrawing from her, and as Dina slides into despair she is overcome by a longing to adopt a child - a longing that, if fulfilled, may destroy her fragile family. Zeruya Shalev's electrifying new novel is at once a meditation on the state of modern Israel and a profound exploration of family, yearning, compromise and the insistent pull of the past.

The Unconsoled

The Unconsoled
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307367709
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the universally acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day comes a mesmerizing novel of completely unexpected mood and matter--a seamless, fictional universe, both wholly unrecognizable and familiar. When the public, day-to-day reality of a renowned pianist takes on a life of its own, he finds himself traversing landscapes that are by turns eerie, comical, and strangely malleable.

A great butler the unreliable narrator in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

 A great butler   the unreliable narrator in Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day
Author: Lynn Bay
Pages: 17
ISBN: 9783656228486
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Release: 2012-07-02
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: In Kazuo Ishiguro ́s The Remains of the Day the first person narrator Stevens, a butler on the verge of retirement, undertakes a journey to meet – for what is likely the last time in their lives – his former coworker and love interest Miss Kenton. At the same time, he tries to come to terms with his past by reexamining his memories of his life at Darlington Hall, the choices he made and the values he had. Throughout his account it becomes increasingly obvious that Stevens ́s narration cannot be trusted completely. His comments on, and interpretation of, past events in his life and his portrayal of himself and others in his tale expose him as an unreliable narrator. However, his attempts to deceive himself and others are possibly the most interesting and telltale aspect of the narrative. After all, “the use of an unreliable narrator draws attention to a character ́s psychology.” Paradoxically, the narrator reveals most about himself and his life when he is trying to obscure the truth.

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735281257
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780571346554
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Release: 2017-12-08
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Delivered in Stockholm on 7 December 2017, My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs is the lecture of the Nobel Laureate in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. A generous and hugely insightful biographical sketch, it explores his relationship with Japan, reflections on his own novels and an insight into some of his inspirations, from the worlds of writing, music and film. Ending with a rallying call for the ongoing importance of literature in the world, it is a characteristically thoughtful and moving piece.

When We Were Orphans

When We Were Orphans
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307367693
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination. Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him. Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one’s past.

Reading the Novel in English 1950 2000

Reading the Novel in English 1950   2000
Author: Brian W. Shaffer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781405148801
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Release: 2009-02-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.