This study of contemporary British writer Kazuo Ishiguro and his work explores the author's uses of memory in narrative, particularly the effects of memory on reliability of point of view and the narrator's manipulation of desire. As a compassionate novelist, Ishiguro examines the way that human beings reinterpret worlds from which they feel estranged. All of his works are eloquent expressions of people struggling with the silence of pain and the awkward stutters of confusion and loss. This book analyses his subtle and ironic portrayals of people in 'emotional bereavement,' and it situates Ishiguro as an important 'international novelist' by looking at his constructions of personal and political histories.
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Ishiguro as an International Writer
Reading the Novels
A Pale View of Hills
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