Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context

Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context

By: Cynthia F. Wong (author), Dr. Hulya Yildiz (author)Hardback

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Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro's evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro's work, including his exploration of the self, family, and community; his narrative constructions of time and space; and his assessments of the continuous and discontinuous forces of history, art, human psychology, and cultural formations. Significantly, the volume attends to Ishiguro's own self-identification as an international writer who has at times expressed his uneasiness with being grouped together with British novelists of his generation. Taken together, these rich considerations of Ishiguro's work attest to his stature as a writer who continues to fascinate cultural and textual critics from around the world.

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Cynthia F. Wong is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, USA, and HA lya YA+-ldA+-z is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.


Contents: Preface: Global Ishiguro, Rebecca L. Walkowitz; Introduction: Ishiguro and his worlds in literature, Cynthia F. Wong and Hulya YA+-ldA+-z. Part I Crossing National and Aesthetic Borders: Kazuo Ishiguro and 'imagining Japan', Romit Dasgupta; Reworking myths: stereotypes and genre conventions in Kazuo Ishiguro's work, Stefanie Fricke; Memory, nostalgia and recognition in Ishiguro's works, Yugin Teo; 'You never know who you're addressing': a study of the inscribed 'you' in The Remains of the Day, Elif Oztabak-AvcA+-; Ishiguro and Heidegger: the worlds of art, Fiona Tomkinson. Part II Translations of Culture, Space, and Time: The Unconsoled: piano virtuoso lost in Vienna, Clare Brandabur; Place identity and detection in When We Were Orphans, Margaret J-M Sonmez; What Kathy knew: hidden plot in Never Let Me Go, Olga Dzhumaylo; 'How dare you claim these children are anything less than fully human?': the shared precariousness of life as a foundation for ethics in Never Let Me Go, Liani Lochner; Time and the threefold I in Never Let Me Go, Duru Gungor; Cosmos of similitude in Nocturnes, Chu-chueh Cheng; Oppositional narratives of Nocturnes, Cynthia F. Wong. Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781472446695
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 178
  • ID: 9781472446695
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1472446690

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