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Kazuo Ishiguro

Edited by Kristian Shaw and Peter Sloane

Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Publish Date: Mar 2023
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    This is the first work of criticism to reappraise all of this leading transnational author's film, television, short fiction and novel writing following his award of the Nobel Prize in 2017. Comprising contributions from world-leading Ishiguro scholars as well as new voices, the collection offers chapters devoted to each of the major works, each of which draws out thematic and stylistic connections with his body of work, both literary and filmic. This timely study, following the critical and popular success of his most recent fiction and his recognition by the Nobel committee, is the only comprehensive study of an author at the forefront of world literature.

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    'Shaw and Sloan have compiled a rich and wide-ranging collection on 2017 Nobel Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro... This edited work adds to and extends the criticism of Ishiguro's work with novel and fresh perspectives, and will be of interest to those who read and study world and comparative literatures.'
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    Contents

    Introduction: 'This is the way it feels to me': the writings of Kazuo Ishiguro - Kristian Shaw and Peter Sloane
    1 Diaspora, trauma, spectrality and world literary writing in A Pale View of Hills - Emily Horton
    2 Eloquence and empathy in A Pale View of Hills and An Artist of the Floating World - Cynthia F. Wong
    3 Ishiguro's tempered presentational realism and practice - Rebecca Karni
    4 'An inevitable course': political responsibility in The Remains of the Day - Sara Upstone
    5 Klara in the junkyard: on loneliness in The Unconsoled - Bruce Robbins
    6 Novel dysfunction in When We Were Orphans - Andrew Bennett
    7 Empathy and the ethics of posthuman reading in Never Let Me Go - Peter Sloane
    8 Nocturnes, hope, and 'that croony nostalgia music' - Yugin Teo
    9 Disinterring the English sublime: haunted atmospherics in The Buried Giant - Kristian Shaw
    10 Klara and the humans: agency, Hannah Arendt and forgiveness - Robert Eaglestone
    11 Kazuo Ishiguro's film and TV scriptwriting - Anni Shen
    Afterword - Sebastian Groes
    Index

    Editors

    Kristian Shaw is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Lincoln

    Peter Sloane is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Buckingham

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Edited by Kristian Shaw, Peter Sloane

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