Having earned an international reputation with his booker-prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day , Kazuo Ishiguro is fast emerging as an important cultural figure of our times.
In this guide to Ishiguro's varied and often experimental work, Wai-chew Sim presents:
- a biographical survey of Ishiguro's literary career, and an introduction to his novels, plays and short stories
- an accessible overview of the contexts and many interpretations of his work, from publication to the present
- discussions of key topics in Ishiguro criticism such as narrative theory, multicultural Britain and postcolonial studies, psychoanalytic criticism, and Ishiguro as international writer
- cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
- suggestions for further reading.
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Kazuo Ishiguro and seeking not only a guide to his works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.
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