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The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-18
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780345809339
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-15
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780307576187
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-08
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780571249350
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Summary : *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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-01
  • Total pages :258
  • ISBN : 0571275583
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Summary : '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.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Author : Marc Porée
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :155
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105029516312
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An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-05
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780307829061
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Summary : 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.

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-02
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780735281257
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST 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?

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-03-19
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780307371331
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Summary : 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.

Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day"

Memory in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Remains of the Day'
  • Author : Mona Baumann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-21
  • Total pages :14
  • ISBN : 9783668667372
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Summary : 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 Unconsoled

The Unconsoled
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-03
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780307367709
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Summary : 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.

Kazuo Ishiguro: "The Remains of the Day" - Stevens' Philosophy of Life

Kazuo Ishiguro: 'The Remains of the Day' - Stevens' Philosophy of Life
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-11-17
  • Total pages :18
  • ISBN : 9783638440318
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Contemporary British Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the Day" is about Stevens' life as a butler. With the help of his personal and professional relationships with the additional main characters - his father, his employer Lord Darlington and Miss Kenton, who he loved without knowing it- it shall be shown what Stevens' life was like, which course his life took and what reason there is at the end of his journey to ask himself what he has achieved and what remains of his life.

The Great Movies

The Great Movies
  • Author : Roger Ebert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :511
  • ISBN : 9780767910385
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Summary : Presents a collection of essays that combine history, analysis, and love for movies covering such films as "All About Eve," "Casablanca," "Lawrence of Arabia," and "Schindler's List."

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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-29
  • Total pages :27
  • ISBN : 9781410356444
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Summary : 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.

A Pale View of Hills

A Pale View of Hills
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-05
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780307829078
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Summary : 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.

"The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro

'The Remains of the Day' by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Author : Brigitte Perrier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :78
  • ISBN : 2729805419
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Summary : L'action de The Remains of the Day, troisième roman de Kazuo Ishiguro, se situe au départ en 1956. Darlington Hall, élégante demeure aristocratique, symbole d'une grandeur britannique surannée, vient d'être vendue à Mr Farraday, gentleman américain, dont la modernité déconcerte Stevens, majordome hors pair mais vieillissant. Les tours et les détours du périple qu'il va accomplir lors de sa semaine de congé octroyée par son nouveau maître, épousent de manière métaphorique les méandres de la pensée de ce narrateur non fiable qui se perd dans ses souvenirs et ne cesse de repousser l'idée dérangeante qu'il a gâché sa vie dans l'illusoire quête d'une fausse dignité. Dans ce roman, Ishiguro met en scène un personnage prisonnier de son environnement et de ses inhibitions, incapable, comme beaucoup, de voir au-delà des apparences.

When We Were Orphans

When We Were Orphans
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-03
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780307367693
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Summary : 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.

Imprisonment and Release in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day"

Imprisonment and Release in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Remains of the Day'
  • Author : Sylvio Konkol
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-11
  • Total pages :21
  • ISBN : 9783668044968
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: This paper examines the themes of imprisonment and release in Kazuo Ishiguro's 1989 novel "The Remains of the Day." It discusses the relation between the two main narratives as well as the peculiarities of the language of Stevens, the butler at Darlington Hall, who is the protagonist and first person narrator. The author examines in what ways Stevens' demeanour resembles that of a man to whom has been granted release following a life spent in prison. The nature of this prison is investigated as well as whether Stevens is conscious of his imprisonment and if his journey through England provides him an opportunity for escape. The question of Stevens' self-awareness is an important one for this paper and draws upon an essay by Meghan Marie Hammond about Stevens' role as an author.

Unreliable narration in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day". A theoretical approach

Unreliable narration in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Remains of the Day'. A theoretical approach
  • Author : Claudia Mollin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-09
  • Total pages :18
  • ISBN : 9783346292575
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the narrator's reliability of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day. The author of this paper aims to do this while casting a critical eye on aspects that may hint at Steven being an unreliable narrator. Therefore, this paper also takes into account aspects that could lead to the conclusion of Steven being a reliable narrator. Firstly, the crucial term unreliable narrator is going to be defined. Then, two long accepted theoretical approaches are going to be presented, namely, Frany Stanzel’s concept of Narrative Situation and Gérard Genette’s Structuralist Theory. Indeed, being aware of these narratological concepts is of vital importance for the reader. That is, it enables the latter to better keep track of how to analyze the narrative Structure in "The Remains of the Day" properly. The next step is applying these concepts to, the concrete example of, the narrator in The Remains of the Day. Secondly, several respective clues which backup the hypothesis of Unreliable Narration will be presented. More precisley, passages of the here discussed novel that specifically meet the criteria of inconsistency, incoherence and lack of correspondence will be pointed out. The approach to the subject will be a theory and analytical method based, close reading of "The Remains of the Day". All in all, it is going to be argued that, since the narrator of The Remains of the Day meets the criteria of inconsistency, incoherence and lack of correspondence, he should be considered unreliable.

"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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07-02
  • Total pages :17
  • ISBN : 9783656228486
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Summary : 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.

The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant
  • Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-03
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780345809421
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Summary : 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's The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day
  • Author : Adam Parkes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-09-01
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 9781441149640
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Summary : 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.