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The Resource Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian W. Shaffer

Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian W. Shaffer

Label
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro
Title
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro
Statement of responsibility
Brian W. Shaffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian W. Shaffer provides the first critical survey of the life and work of the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day. One of the most closely followed British writers of his generation, the Japanese-born, English-raised and -educated Ishiguro is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize of the Royal Society of Literature), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award), The Remains of the Day (1988, Booker Prize), and The Unconsoled (1995, Cheltenham Prize)." "Shaffer's study reveals Ishiguro's novels to be intricately crafted, psychologically absorbing, hauntingly evocative works that betray the author's grounding not only in the literature of Japan but also in the great twentieth-century British masters - Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, E.M. Forster, and James Joyce - as well as in Freudian psychoanalysis. All of Ishiguro's novels are shown to capture first-person narrators in the intriguing act of revealing - yet also of attempting to conceal beneath the surface of their mundane present activities - the alarming significance and troubling consequences of their past lives."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaffer, Brian W.
Dewey number
823/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6059.S5
LC item number
Z87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary British literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Label
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian W. Shaffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro -- A pale view of hills -- An artist of the floating world -- The remains of the day -- The unconsoled
Control code
37688274
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781570032158
Lccn
97033891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro, Brian W. Shaffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-141) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro -- A pale view of hills -- An artist of the floating world -- The remains of the day -- The unconsoled
Control code
37688274
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781570032158
Lccn
97033891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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