Kazuo Ishiguro Themes

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Kasturi Sinha Ray
Research Scholar
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University

Play of Memory in(mention the books) Kazuo Ishiguro: A Study of Relevant Works and Criticism

The Booker winning British novelist and author of screen plays and short stories, Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the most gifted writers of the twenty-first century who incorporates the Stream-of-consciousness in his works whereinthe various nuances of memory, recollection and forgetting are subsumed. To discuss with regards to (insert name of books)by Ishiguro, how memory weaves the experience
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It tells the story of a woman who remembers her days in postwar Japan before moving to England with her second husband, an Englishman. It was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the Royal Society of Literature in 1983 and was translated into thirteen languages. This was followed in 1986 by An Artist of the FloatingWorld. Set in postwar Japan, the novel recounts the experiences of a painter who had supported militarism in the 1930s. It won the Whitbread Book of the Year award and was nominated for the Booker prize. Ishiguro 's most popular novel, The Remains of the Day, was published in 1989. It won the Booker in 1989 and was made into a successful film in 1993 by Merchant-Ivory Productions starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. The movie eventually garnered eight Oscar nominations. His fourth novel, The Unconsoled, was published in 1995 to mixed receptions. Its formal experiments, lengthy dream sequences, and opaque construction left many critics nonplussed. In contrast, Richard Rorty mentioned in his 1995 review article Consolation Prize that Ishiguro had "expanded the frontiers of the novel," although he found the work itself obscure, suggesting that "sometimes all a reviewer can do is express appreciative puzzlement". When We Were Orphans was published in 2000. Set in London and Shanghai, it relates the experiences of a celebrated detective who tries to unravel the mystery of his parents '
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