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Kazuo Ishiguro


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List of Illustrations.- List of Abbreviations.- Preface; B.Shaffer.- Acknowledgements.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction: 'It's Good Manners Really': Kazuo Ishiguro and the Ethic of Empathy; S.Groes & B.Lewis.- PART I: CRITICAL OVERVIEWS.- Kazuo Ishiguro's Not Too Late Modernism; P.Waugh.- The Pedagogics of Liminality: Rites of Passage in the Work of Kazuo Ishiguro; V.Sage.- Lost and Found: On the Japanese Translations of Kazuo Ishiguro; M.Shibata.- 'One Word from You Could Alter the Course of Everything': Discourse and Identity in the Work of Kazuo Ishiguro; K.Stamirowska.- PART II: THE EARLY 'JAPANESE' WORKS .- 'In the Best of Faith': Kazuo Ishiguro's An Artist if the Floating World in Japan; M.Sugano .- 'Cemeteries are No Places for Young People': The Representation of the Child in Kazuo Ishiguro's Early Works; C.Bennett.- PART III: THE REMAINS OF THE DAY.- 'I Can't Even Say I made My Own Mistakes': the Ethics of Genre in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day; M.Hammond.- Novelistic Practice and Ethical Philosophy in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day; L.Cooper.- Reading Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day: Working Through England's Traumatic Past as a Critique of Thacherism; C.Berberich.- PART IV: THE UNCONSOLED.- Into the Labyrinth: Reading Ishiguro's Surrealist Poetics in The Unconsoled; J.Baxter.- Waiting for the performance to Begin: Kazuo Ishiguro's Musical magination in The Unconsoled and Nocturnes; G.Smyth.- Into Ever Stranger Territories: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled as Minor Literature; T.Jarvis.- PART V: WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS.- 'In the End it has to Shatter': Ironic Doubleness of Kazuo Ishiguro's When We Were Orphans; C.Ringrose.- When We Were Orphans: The Double Bind and the Vocational Imperative; A.Webley.- PART VI: NEVER LET ME GO.- The Concertina Effect in Kazuo ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; B.Lewis.- Something of a Lost Corner: The Representation of East Anglia in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; S.Groes.- 'Okay, this is as far as we can go': Scientific Discourse in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go; L.Lochner.- Never Let Me Go and 'Outsider' Science Fiction; A.Sawyer.- The New Seriousness: Kazuo Ishiguro in Conversation with Sebastian Groes.- Bibliography.- Index.

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JEANNETTE BAXTER Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Anglia Ruskin University, UK CAROLINE BENNETT Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Liverpool Hope University, UK CHRISTINE BERBERICH Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth, UK LYDIA R. COOPER Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature, Monmouth College, USA MEGHAN MARIE HAMMOND Doctoral Candidate in English Literature, New York University, USA LIANI LOCHNER Doctoral Candidate in English and Related Literature, University of York, UK SEAN MATTHEWS (Consultant Editor) Director of Humanities, University of Nottingham's Malaysia campus, Malaysia CHRISTOPHER RINGROSE Principal Lecturer in English and Head of Learning and Teaching in the Arts, University of Northampton, UK VICTOR SAGE Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of East Anglia, UK ANDY SAWYER Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection and Course Director of the MA in Science Fiction Studies, University of Liverpool, UK BRIAN W. SHAFFER Professor of English and Dean of Academic Affairs, Rhodes College, Memphis, USA MOTYUKI SHIBATA Professor of American Literature, University of Tokyo, Japan GERRY SMYTH Reader in Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University, UK KRYSTYNA STAMIROWSKA Professor of English Literature, Jagiellonian University, Poland MOTOKO SUGANO Teaches at Takushoku University, Tokyo, Japan PATRICIA WAUGH Professor of English Literature, Durham University, UK ALYN WEBLEY Freelance Reviewer and Reader, Welsh Books Council, UK

About the Author

SEBASTIAN GROES is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University, UK.
BARRY LEWIS is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sunderland, UK.

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