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Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context

1st Edition

By Cynthia F. Wong, Hülya Y?ld?z

Routledge

178 pages

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Description

Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, including his exploration of the self, family, and community; his narrative constructions of time and space; and his assessments of the continuous and discontinuous forces of history, art, human psychology, and cultural formations. Significantly, the volume attends to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international writer who has at times expressed his uneasiness with being grouped together with British novelists of his generation. Taken together, these rich considerations of Ishiguro’s work attest to his stature as a writer who continues to fascinate cultural and textual critics from around the world.

Reviews

“Like the lego bricks Cheng evokes to describe Ishiguro's short story collection, the individual arguments do assemble into a colourful, multifarious and yet cohesive appraisal of Ishiguro's global appeal.” - Dorothee Birke, Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies

About the Authors

Cynthia F. Wong is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, USA, and Hülya Yıldız is Assistant Professor in the Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004180
LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance
LIT020000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature