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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Kazuo Ishiguro

New Critical Visions of the Novels

ISBN 9780230232372
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This edited collection of new and insightful critical essays brings together a wide range of academics whose work stages a forum exploring the key aspects of Kazuo Ishiguro's novels. Featuring an interview with Ishiguro, this groundbreaking book is ideal for anyone studying the work of this major contemporary author.

SEBASTIAN GROES is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University, UK. 
BARRY LEWIS is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sunderland, UK. 
 

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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