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Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels [Paperback]

Dr Sebastian Groes , Dr Barry Lewis

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Preface; B.Shaffer
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: 'It's Good Manners Really': Kazuo Ishiguro and the Ethic of Empathy; S.Groes & B.Lewis
PART I: CRITICAL OVERVIEWS
Kazuo Ishiguro's Not Too Late Modernism; P.Waugh
The Pedagogics of Liminality: Rites of Passage in the Work of Kazuo Ishiguro; V.Sage
Lost and Found: On the Japanese Translations of Kazuo Ishiguro; M.Shibata
'One Word from You Could Alter the Course of Everything': Discourse and Identity in the Work of Kazuo Ishiguro; K.Stamirowska
PART II: THE EARLY 'JAPANESE' WORKS
'In the Best of Faith': Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist if the Floating World in Japan; M.Sugano
'Cemeteries are No Places for Young People': The Representation of the Child in Kazuo Ishiguro's Early Works; C.Bennett
PART III: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
'I Can't Even Say I made My Own Mistakes': the Ethics of Genre in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day; M.Hammond
Novelistic Practice and Ethical Philosophy in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day; L.Cooper
Reading Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day: Working Through England's Traumatic Past as a Critique of Thacherism; C.Berberich
PART IV: THE UNCONSOLED
Into the Labyrinth: Reading Ishiguro's Surrealist Poetics in The Unconsoled; J.Baxter
Waiting for the performance to Begin: Kazuo Ishiguro's Musical magination in The Unconsoled and Nocturnes; G.Smyth
Into Ever Stranger Territories: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled as Minor Literature; T.Jarvis
PART V: WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS
'In the End it has to Shatter': Ironic Doubleness of Kazuo Ishiguro's When We Were Orphans; C.Ringrose
When We Were Orphans:
The Double Bind and the Vocational Imperative; A.Webley
PART VI: NEVER LET ME GO
The Concertina Effect in Kazuo ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; B.Lewis
Something of a Lost Corner: The Representation of East Anglia in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; S.Groes
'Okay, this is as far as we can go': Scientific Discourse in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; L.Lochner
Never Let Me Go
and 'Outsider' Science Fiction; A.Sawyer
The New Seriousness: Kazuo Ishiguro in Conversation with Sebastian Groes
Bibliography
Index

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