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Kazuo Ishiguro by Sean Matthews
Book DescriptionKazuo Ishiguro is one of the finest and most accomplished contemporary writers of his generation. The short story author, television writer and novelist, included twice in Granta's list of Best Young British Writers, has over the past twenty-five years produced a body of work which is just as critically-acclaimed as it is popular with the general public. Like the writings of Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro's work is concerned with creating discursive platforms for issues of class, ethics, ethnicity, nationhood, place, gender and the uses and problems surrounding artistic representation. As a Japanese immigrant who came to Great Britain in 1960, Ishiguro has used his unique position and fine intellectual abilities to contemplate what it means to be British in the contemporary era. This guide traces the main themes throughout Ishiguro's writing whilst it also pays attention to his short stories and writing for television. It includes a new interview with the author, a preface by Haruki Murakami and discussion of James Ivory's adaptation of The Remains of the Day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826497239
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sean Matthews
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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.
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Author Biography - Sean Matthews
Sean Matthews is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre, at the University of Nottingham, UK. Sebastian Groes is Lecturer in English at Liverpool Hope University, UK.
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