The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2009-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9780571249350
ISBN 13 : 0571249353
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remains of the Day Book Description:

*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available to preorder* From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go Winner of the Booker Prize ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro
Author : Marc Porée
Publisher : Didier-Erudition
Total Pages : 155
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105029516312
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unreliable narration in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day A theoretical approach

Unreliable narration in Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day   A theoretical approach
Author : Claudia Mollin
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 18
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN 10 : 9783346292575
ISBN 13 : 3346292576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unreliable narration in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day A theoretical approach Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the narrator's reliability of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day. The author of this paper aims to do this while casting a critical eye on aspects that may hint at Steven being an unreliable narrator. Therefore, this paper also takes into account aspects that could lead to the conclusion of Steven being a reliable narrator. Firstly, the crucial term unreliable narrator is going to be defined. Then, two long accepted theoretical approaches are going to be presented, namely, Frany Stanzel’s concept of Narrative Situation and Gérard Genette’s Structuralist Theory. Indeed, being aware of these narratological concepts is of vital importance for the reader. That is, it enables the latter to better keep track of how to analyze the narrative Structure in "The Remains of the Day" properly. The next step is applying these concepts to, the concrete example of, the narrator in The Remains of the Day. Secondly, several respective clues which backup the hypothesis of Unreliable Narration will be presented. More precisley, passages of the here discussed novel that specifically meet the criteria of inconsistency, incoherence and lack of correspondence will be pointed out. The approach to the subject will be a theory and analytical method based, close reading of "The Remains of the Day". All in all, it is going to be argued that, since the narrator of The Remains of the Day meets the criteria of inconsistency, incoherence and lack of correspondence, he should be considered unreliable.

A great butler the unreliable narrator in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

 A great butler   the unreliable narrator in Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day
Author : Lynn Bay
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 17
Release : 2012-07-02
ISBN 10 : 9783656228486
ISBN 13 : 3656228485
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A great butler the unreliable narrator in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: In Kazuo Ishiguro ́s The Remains of the Day the first person narrator Stevens, a butler on the verge of retirement, undertakes a journey to meet – for what is likely the last time in their lives – his former coworker and love interest Miss Kenton. At the same time, he tries to come to terms with his past by reexamining his memories of his life at Darlington Hall, the choices he made and the values he had. Throughout his account it becomes increasingly obvious that Stevens ́s narration cannot be trusted completely. His comments on, and interpretation of, past events in his life and his portrayal of himself and others in his tale expose him as an unreliable narrator. However, his attempts to deceive himself and others are possibly the most interesting and telltale aspect of the narrative. After all, “the use of an unreliable narrator draws attention to a character ́s psychology.” Paradoxically, the narrator reveals most about himself and his life when he is trying to obscure the truth.

Imprisonment and Release in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Imprisonment and Release in Kazuo Ishiguro s  The Remains of the Day
Author : Sylvio Konkol
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 21
Release : 2015-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9783668044968
ISBN 13 : 3668044961
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imprisonment and Release in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (Institut für Anglistik), language: English, abstract: This paper examines the themes of imprisonment and release in Kazuo Ishiguro's 1989 novel "The Remains of the Day." It discusses the relation between the two main narratives as well as the peculiarities of the language of Stevens, the butler at Darlington Hall, who is the protagonist and first person narrator. The author examines in what ways Stevens' demeanour resembles that of a man to whom has been granted release following a life spent in prison. The nature of this prison is investigated as well as whether Stevens is conscious of his imprisonment and if his journey through England provides him an opportunity for escape. The question of Stevens' self-awareness is an important one for this paper and draws upon an essay by Meghan Marie Hammond about Stevens' role as an author.

Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Stevens Philosophy of Life

Kazuo Ishiguro   The Remains of the Day    Stevens  Philosophy of Life
Author :
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 18
Release : 2005-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9783638440318
ISBN 13 : 3638440311
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Stevens Philosophy of Life Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Contemporary British Fiction, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Kazuo Ishiguro's novel "The Remains of the Day" is about Stevens' life as a butler. With the help of his personal and professional relationships with the additional main characters - his father, his employer Lord Darlington and Miss Kenton, who he loved without knowing it- it shall be shown what Stevens' life was like, which course his life took and what reason there is at the end of his journey to ask himself what he has achieved and what remains of his life.

Proceedings

Proceedings
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1968
ISBN 10 : IND:30000099847778
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day
Author : Adam Parkes
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 93
Release : 2001-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780826452313
ISBN 13 : 0826452310
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day Book Description:

Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Analysis

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro  Book Analysis
Author : Dylan Alling
Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages : 48
Release : 2019-03-28
ISBN 10 : 9782808013079
ISBN 13 : 2808013078
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Analysis Book Description:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Remains of the Day with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which follows Stevens, the butler of Darlington Hall, as he reflects on his situation and career. Stevens takes great pride in his professionalism and service to the owner of the Hall, and constantly puts his sense of duty above his own needs and feelings. However, the world he lives in is changing rapidly, and in the course of the novel he reflects on his past and on what he sees as a vanishing age of honour. The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s third novel and is among his most acclaimed works, winning the Man Booker Prize in 1989. Ishiguro is also known for his novels Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about The Remains of the Day in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!