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Ishiguro's Remains of the Day

A novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

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  • Jun 15, 2010
Wow. Understated and entirely telling of the profound changes in British culture.
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review by . May 10, 2013
Comedy and Tragedy: The Story of an English Butler.
To be a positive contributor to society and the important issues that flow within it, is something, for the most part, that people yearn to be. They want to offer the best of themselves-their talents, their expertise, their prowess (in whatever field)-and in a small or big way, be acknowledged for it. It is a stark truth in all professions, to the highly important to the extremely entry-level. Besides monetary necessity for the reasons why we work, acknowledgement ranks right up there, if not number …
review by . July 12, 2009
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
   An individual’s memories are his or her personal history, and history is the collective memory of a nation. Both are subject to revision over time. Early on, self-deception is necessary to maintain self-respect and dignity. With time, however, the individual, nation or society has the opportunity to achieve self-revelation by an honest appraisal and revision of the past. This book is about how individuals and societies come to face the less than flattering truth about themselves. …
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ISBN-10: 0679731725 (Vintage Intl. pbk. ed.)
ISBN-13: 9780679731726 (Vintage Intl. pbk. ed.)
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Genre: Fiction, British, Contemporary
Publisher: Vintage
Date Published: September 12, 1990
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