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Kazuo Ishiguro
By Sean Matthews

Kazuo Ishiguro

Contemporary Critical Perspectives

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Kazuo Ishiguro by Sean Matthews

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Kazuo 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 Details

ISBN: 9780826497239
ISBN-10: 0826497233
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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