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Kazuo Ishiguro (Writers & Their Work) (Writers & Their Work) [Paperback]

Cynthia F. Wong
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1 Nov 2004 0746311427 978-0746311424 2Rev Ed
A new edition of the first full-length study of contemporary British writer Kazuo Ishiguro and his works, up to 2005. This book explores his uses of memory and its unreliability in narrative, his manipulations of desire and how humans reinterpret worlds from which they feel estranged. All of his works are eloquent expressions of people struggling with the silence of pain and the awkward stutters of confusion and loss. This book examines his subtle and ironic portrayals of people in emotional bereavement and it situates Ishiguro as an important international novelist by looking at his constructions of personal and political histories. Best known for the Booker Prize-winning and Merchant-Ivory film adaptation of The Remains of the Day, Ishiguro continues his formal experimentation in narrative voice with subsequent work and emphasises the necessary, yet futile, spirit that envelops many of his characters.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Northcote House Publishers Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746311427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746311424
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 862,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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useful introduction to an acclaimed novelist." --The Lecturer

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Cynthia Wong was born in Hong Kong and educated in the USA. She is Professor of English at the University of Colorado.

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Cynthia Wong's book on Kazuo Ishiguro's novels is very sensitive and intelligent. She writes with a style that is very readable and enthralling, two qualities rarely encountered in literary criticism anymore. She draws on a variety of resources to analyze and explicate Mr. Ishiguro's eloquent and profound novels. She also possesses a deep understanding and empathy for Ishiuguro's aims as a novelist. If you find that you are puzzled or held at arm's length by some of the devices used by this intricate, enigmatic, and incredibly compassionate novelist, then Cynthia Wong's book is exactly what you need to read. An absolute must read for anyone interested in Ishiguro's work.
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