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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒 一雄), OBE, FRSA, FRSL is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017). His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London.His first novel, A Pale View of Hills, won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World, won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His fourth novel, The Unconsoled, won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant, a New York Times bestseller. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.His novels An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945". In 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".
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This intriguing novel follows the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with exceptional observation skills. From her perch in a storefront, Klara watches the behavior of customers and passersby, hopeful that someone will choose her. Written by a Nobel Prize-winning author, Klara and the Sun offers a thrilling perspective on our changing world and begs the question: What does it mean to love?
In "Klara and the Sun," observe a unique perspective on the rapidly-changing modern world through the eyes of Klara, an AI with exceptional observational skills. As she waits in a store for someone to choose her, Klara must question the meaning of love and the promises of humans. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro follows a group of students growing up in a dark version of contemporary England, exploring their love, friendship, and memories as they come to terms with their tragic fate.
This book features two interconnected stories that follow the journey of disillusioned musicians from Venice to Beverly Hills. They navigate the challenges of being a musician in the modern world, faced with the reality of being a studio musician or a backup for pop bands. Readers will be engrossed in the rich characters who dream of becoming jazz stars but struggle to make a name for themselves in the industry.
This short story, part of the Faber Stories series, follows Ray as he visits old university friends Charlie and Emily. Ray is tasked with making Charlie look good in comparison, but struggles with his own buried feelings, particularly around Emily and the memory of listening to jazz together. Kazuo Ishiguro's skilled writing turns this snapshot of domestic realism into a stunning exploration of memory and forgetting.
My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs
The Nobel Lecture
Kazuo Ishiguro - 2017-12-08
Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs is a poignant biographical sketch that explores the author's relationship with Japan, reflections on his own novels, and inspirations from writing, music, and film. The lecture ends with a call to action for the importance of literature in the world.
Set in post-Arthurian Britain, The Buried Giant follows Beatrice and Axl, an elderly couple journeying to see their son whom they can barely remember due to a strange mist causing amnesia. With a Saxon warrior, orphan child, and knight joining their journey, they all slowly begin to recall their dark past. This poignant and unforgettable story meditates on memory, love, vengeance, and war, and is sure to captivate readers.
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The Remains of the Day (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
SparkNotes - 2014-08-12
This collection of essays and stories, titled Granta Portugal 2 and written by Carlos Vaz Marques, explores the power dynamic between wanting and doing in both personal and societal contexts. The book delves into the idea that when the two forces are united, they have the ability to achieve great things, but when separated, they are ineffective. A thought-provoking and compelling read for anyone interested in the intersection of motivation and action.
This book tells the story of individuals searching for salvation in an elusive place. A modern work of fiction by a well-known award-winning author, it depicts a pianist's struggle to reclaim lost values amidst a surreal backdrop that merges reality, dreams, past, present, and future. The novel reflects the yearning for things left behind and the desperate realization that they cannot be retrieved. Its characters' struggles embody the regrets of the past and the daily grind of modern life, set against a dystopian virtual cityscape.
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro by Brian W. Shaffer
紙の空から by 柴田 元幸
Review of Contemporary Fiction by John O'Brien
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Threebies by Kazuo Ishiguro
Ficções by Tinta Permanente
A Village After Dark by Kazuo Ishiguro
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
Un linguaggio universale. Interviste con gli scrittori di "Linea d'ombra" by Ian McEwan
Granta 7 by Bill Buford
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories by Various
A Family Supper by David Wheeler