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Ishiguro, Kazuo 1954-

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Works: 365 works in 1,599 publications in 11 languages and 41,093 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Short stories 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Scenarist, Lyricist, Interviewee, Performer, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6059.S5, 823.914
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The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
178 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
99 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is
When we were orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
61 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in Old Shanghai, when he was a small boy. Now, as the world lurches towards total war, Banks realizes that the time has come for him to return to the city of his childhood and at last solve the mystery - that only by doing so will civilization be saved from the approaching catastrophe." "Moving between London and Shanghai of the inter-war years, When We Were Orphans is a story of memory, intrigue and the need to return: of a childhood vision of the world surviving deep into adulthood, indelibly shaping and distorting a person's life."--Jacket
The unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
46 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surrealistic novel on a man who finds himself in a strange city, not knowing what he is doing there, but everyone seems to know him. What is more, he must be important because people ask him for favors. As he goes from encounter to encounter, the man discovers himself. By the author of The Remains of the Day
An artist of the floating world by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
69 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Japan rebuilds her cities after the calamity of World War II, the celebrated painter Masuji Ono should be enjoying a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to a life and career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism, a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity
A pale view of hills by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
69 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged Japanese woman, now living in England, relives her horrifying childhood memories of the bombing of Nagasaki
The remains of the day by James Ivory ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
Nocturnes : five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
34 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together in the isolated boarding school called Hailsham, with a chilling secret. As children, Kathy is secretly in love with Tommy. Then she sees her best friend Ruth holding Tommy's hand, and is devastated. As adolescents, Tommy and Kathy form a deep connection, only to have Ruth shove them apart with her own romantic demands. As they prepare to leave the school, they learn of their true purpose: each is a clone that will later have their organs harvested for medical purposes. Kathy takes on the role of "Carer," dedicating herself to looking after those being slowly dissected, and eventually Tommy and Ruth prepare to make their first "donations." As the years pass, the group grows apart, before finally reuniting just as both Tommy and Ruth are about to "complete."
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Recording )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it's only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is
The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Recording )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tragic, spiritual portrait of the perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England
When we were orphans [a novel] by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances. He grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances."--Box
The saddest music in the world by Guy Maddin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character
Kazuo Ishiguro ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mr. Ishiguro read from his fourth novel, T̀he unconsoled' on October 19, 1995"--Container
Nunca me abandones by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hailsham aparenta ser un agradable internado ingles, lejos de las influencias de la gran ciudad. La escuela se ocupa bien de sus estudiantes, enseNAndoles arte y literatura y todo lo necesario para que se conviertan en el tipo de persona que la sociedad espera. Pero, curiosamente, en Hailsham no se enseNa nada sobre el mundo exterior, un mundo con el que casi todo contacto estA prohibido. Dentro de Hailsham, Kathy y sus amigos Ruth y Tommy crecen indiferentes ante el resto del mundo, pero serA solamente cuando finalmente dejen la seguridad de la escuela que se darAn cuenta de lo que Hailsham en realidad esconde. Nunca me abandones rompe con los limites de la novela literaria. Es un misterio conmovedor, una hermosa historia de amor, una critica mordaz de la arrogancia humana y tambien una investigaciOn moral de cOmo tratamos a la gente mAs vulnerable en nuestra sociedad. En su exploraciOn del tema de la memoria y el impacto del pasado en un posible futuro, Ishiguro ha creado su libro mAs conmovedor hasta la fecha. From the Trade Paperback edition
An artist of the floating world by Kazuo Ishiguro ( )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of an artist as an aging man, struggling through the wreckage of Japan's World War II experience. Ishiguro's first novel
Nocturnes five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the most celebrated writers of our time gives us his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories in which music is a vivid and essential character. A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life ... A man whose unerring taste in music is the only thing his closest friends value in him ... A struggling singer-songwriter unwittingly involved in the failing marriage of a couple he's only just met ... A gifted, underappreciated jazz musician who lets himself believe that plastic surgery will help his career ... A young celist whose tutor promises to "unwrap" his talent
A pale view of hills by Kazuo Ishiguro ( )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a story where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan's devastation in the wake of World War II
Les vestiges du jour by Kazuo Ishiguro ( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Par un écrivain "biologiquement japonais mais absolument britannique" (N. Zand), la confession - très digne - d'un fidèle majordome de grande maison anglaise. Selon le critique de ##The Observer##, le sujet du roman est la disparition d'une certaine Angleterre (au milieu des années 1950). Et pour N. Zand, l'auteur est très doué mais il devrait quitter le sarcasme et cesser de se cacher derrière les stéréotypes. Quant à Salman Rushdie, il affirme que l'auteur pose de grandes questions: qu'est-ce que la britannité? la grandeur? la dignité? Booker Prize 1989
 
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Alternative Names
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
Ishiguru, Kazuo 1954-
Išiguro, Kadzuo 1954-
İşiguro, Kazuo 1954-
Исигуро, Кадзуо 1954-
אישיגורו, קזואו 1954-
ايشيگورو، كازوئو، 1954
كازو إيشيجورو، 1954-
イシグロ, カズオ
イシグロカズオ 1954-
カズオ・イシグロ
カズオイシグロ 1954-
石黒一雄 1954-
Languages
English (810)
French (20)
Spanish (14)
German (2)
Swedish (2)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Persian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Indonesian (1)
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