Tag: Ishiguro

  • When We Were Orphans – A Study in "Meh"

    It’s London in the 1930s, and Christopher Banks has what most people want: his dream job.  After a childhood of playing detective with his best friend Akira, Christopher grew up to be one of England’s leading private investigators, highly sought after both professionally and socially.  In spite of his success, he can’t forget the life […]

  • What Is a Classic? – Kazuo Ishiguro’s A Pale View of Hills – Episode 18

    “Classic” – this word holds so much weight, yet what does it really mean?  Today we discover Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel A Pale View of Hills and examine the different facets of what makes a classic book. Sources / Further Reading:“The Definition of a Classic in Literature” by Esther Lombardi“In Literature, What Makes a Classic?” (NPR)Kazuo […]

  • Kazuo Ishiguro – Nobel Laureate

    Exciting news in the literature world… today it was announced Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature! As you may know from following me here and on Goodreads, I have great respect for Ishiguro as a writer.  I do not agree with his outlook on all issues, and my reactions to his novels […]

  • Angst and yawns in Ishiguro’s Nocturnes

    I bet someone’s said it before, so I’m repeating it now – this one’s a snooze… Don’t get me wrong. I really enjoyed The Remains of the Day, and An Artist of the Floating World is one of my all-time favorite novels. I appreciate Ishiguro’s writing in its most subtle and emotive form, which is […]

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