The Remains Of The Day

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The Remains Of The Day

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9780307576187
Genre : Fiction
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
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Kazuo Ishiguro

Author : Marc Porée
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029516312
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Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains Of The Day Stevens Philosophy Of Life

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ISBN : 9783638440318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Contemporary British Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the Day" is about Stevens' life as a butler. With the help of his personal and professional relationships with the additional main characters - his father, his employer Lord Darlington and Miss Kenton, who he loved without knowing it- it shall be shown what Stevens' life was like, which course his life took and what reason there is at the end of his journey to ask himself what he has achieved and what remains of his life.
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Kazuo Ishiguro S The Remains Of The Day

Author : Adam Parkes
ISBN : 9781441149640
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.
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The Remains Of The Day

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ISBN : 000004637X
Genre : Country homes
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"It is the summer of 1956, and the ageing butler of Darlington Hall takes a rare holiday. But it is a journey that will also take him deep into his past. The Remains of the Day is a remarkable story: a man's exploration of his own life, and his heart-breaking attempt to make sense of it."--Cover.
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The Remains Of The Day By Kazuo Ishiguro Book Analysis

Author : Dylan Alling
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Remains of the Day with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which follows Stevens, the butler of Darlington Hall, as he reflects on his situation and career. Stevens takes great pride in his professionalism and service to the owner of the Hall, and constantly puts his sense of duty above his own needs and feelings. However, the world he lives in is changing rapidly, and in the course of the novel he reflects on his past and on what he sees as a vanishing age of honour. The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s third novel and is among his most acclaimed works, winning the Man Booker Prize in 1989. Ishiguro is also known for his novels Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about The Remains of the Day in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Remains Of The Day

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : OCLC:222096317
Genre : Motion picture plays
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The Remains Of Thatcher Is Kazuo Ishiguro S The Remains Of The Day A Metaphorical Critique To Thatcher S Nostalgia Policy

Author : Sven Uhle
ISBN : 3668769389
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Koblenz-Landau (Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien, Abt. Anglistik), course: British Heritage in Literature and Film, language: English, abstract: This paper sets out to analyze Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day (1989) with a particular focus on the novel's protagonist as a representation of typical English stereotypes. The following paper is divided into five chapters. After a brief introduction in chapter 1, an introductory overview of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel follows in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 tries to define the term Englishness as a national identity. Chapter 4 comprises a close reading analysis of the two major motifs in The Remains of the Day. In the fifth chapter, the author draws a comparison between the decline of Darlington Hall with the decline of the British Empire. He tries to emphasize in how far Thatcher's policy is offended by Ishiguro's novel. Chapter 6 will present a conclusion on the findings from the topics covered in this paper and gives a prospect on further research questions Margaret Thatcher's reordering of the duties and responsibilities of the state, the privatization of state-owned industries, and the restrictions in the welfare policy were unique and caused a sensation in the European Community. In her political agenda, the term 'British Identity' was highlighted, especially in relation to her foreign policy campaigns, like the Falkland's War or her concerns about the European Community. In his novel The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro establishes a set of typical English stereotypes. Those stereotypes cover a sense of nostalgia, which is, according to Su, ..". essential in forming a national identity." The nostalgia in the novel is established around the protagonist Stevens, who is obliged with the terms of dignity and Englishness. Margaret Thatcher's call for a return to 'Victorian values' is dedi
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Kazuo Ishiguro

Author : Barry Lewis
ISBN : 0719055148
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first complete study of Ishiguro's work from A Pale View of the Hills to When We Were Orphans, this book explores the centrality of dignity and displacement in Ishiguro's vision, and teases out the connotations of home and homelessness in his fictions. Barry Lewis focuses on such key questions as: How Japanese is Ishiguro?; What role does memory and unreliability play in his narratives?; Why was The Unconsoled understood to be such a radical break from the earlier novels?
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The Image Of The English Gentleman In Twentieth Century Literature

Author : Dr Christine Berberich
ISBN : 9781409489979
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.
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Conversations With Kazuo Ishiguro

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 1934110620
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nineteen interviews conducted over the past two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond with the author of the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day
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A Great Butler The Unreliable Narrator In Kazuo Ishiguro S The Remains Of The Day

Author : Lynn Bay
ISBN : 9783656228486
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: In Kazuo Ishiguro ́s The Remains of the Day the first person narrator Stevens, a butler on the verge of retirement, undertakes a journey to meet – for what is likely the last time in their lives – his former coworker and love interest Miss Kenton. At the same time, he tries to come to terms with his past by reexamining his memories of his life at Darlington Hall, the choices he made and the values he had. Throughout his account it becomes increasingly obvious that Stevens ́s narration cannot be trusted completely. His comments on, and interpretation of, past events in his life and his portrayal of himself and others in his tale expose him as an unreliable narrator. However, his attempts to deceive himself and others are possibly the most interesting and telltale aspect of the narrative. After all, “the use of an unreliable narrator draws attention to a character ́s psychology.” Paradoxically, the narrator reveals most about himself and his life when he is trying to obscure the truth.
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About Wasted Opportunities In Kazuo Ishiguro S The Remains Of The Day

Author : Gregor Schönfelder
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (English Department), course: Introduction to Literature Studies, language: English, abstract: The narration is primarily about wasted opportunities, about a man who is looking back upon his life and wishes he had acted differently. Through his ‘expedition’,Mr Stevens is granted the opportunity to rethink his life, identify the mistakes he made and avoid them in the future. The question is whether he uses this opportunity wisely or if he wastes it. Already in the prologue Mr Stevens admits to have “a reluctance to change too many of the old ways”, and this will be proven to be all-too true (Ishiguro 7). His behaviour and attitude after the journey which could have been a turning point in his life are by and large not altered after his journey.Mr Stevens is not able to change himself in the important areas, namely his restraint, his extreme professionalism, and the attitude towards his father, although he makes some superficial progress regarding Lord Darlington.
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Nick Hornby S About A Boy And Kazuo Ishiguro S The Remains Of The Day

Author : Thomas Andreaus
ISBN : 9783640607211
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trento, language: English, abstract: The paper focuses mainly on the representation of "Englishness(es)" in Hornby's and Ishiguro's literary works.
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The Films Of Harold Pinter

Author : Steven H. Gale
ISBN : 0791449319
Genre : Performing Arts
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Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.
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Artists Of The Floating World

Author : Rob Burton
ISBN : 0761835997
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work analyzes the fiction of four contemporary multicultural writers who render a 'floating world' in which cultures converge or collide in unexpected, exciting, and dangerous ways. The novels and short stories of Kazuo Ishiguro, Bessie Head, Bharati Mukherjee, and Salman Rushdie explore a literal and metaphorical floating world (adapted from the Japanese concept of 'ukiyo'-a still-point between briefly-held earthly pleasures and spiritual immutability) where the characters, like their authors, are poised between conflicting worlds, cultures, and traditions. The manner in which these four authors articulate such a 'floating' experience, Burton argues, enriches our understanding and appreciation of the increasingly interconnected world around us.
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