Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 December 2000

208 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719055140

Bookseller Code (06)


Kazuo Ishiguro

Barry Lewis

Published by Manchester University Press

Contemporary World Writers MUP

  • How Japanese is Ishiguro?
  • What role does memory and unreliability play in his narratives?
  • Why was The Unconsoled (1995) perceived to be such a radical break from the earlier novels?
  • The first complete study to consider all of Ishiguro's work from A pale view of the hills (1982) to When we were Orphans (2000), including his short stories and television plays
  • Explores the centrality of dignity and displacement in Ishiguro's vision, and teases out the connotations of home and homelessness in his fictions
  • Invaluable for students at all levels, especially as The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro is a set text at GCSE and A Level