Was vom Tage brig blieb

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202156
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Stevens dient als Butler in Darlington Hall. Er sorgt für einen tadellosen Haushalt und ist die Verschwiegenheit in Person: Niemals würde er auch nur ein Wort über die merkwürdigen Vorgänge im Herrenhaus verlieren. Er stellt sein Leben voll und ganz in den Dienst seines Herrn. Auch die vorsichtigen Annäherungsversuche von Miss Kenton, der Haushälterin, weist er brüsk zurück. Viele Jahre lang lebt ergeben in seiner Welt, bis ihn eines Tages die Vergangenheit einholt. Das kritische Portrait einer von Klasse und Hierarchien geprägten Gesellschaft und eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von einem, der seinen Stand nie hinterfragt und der nie auch nur geahnt hat, dass er liebte. Zum Literaturnobelpreis 2017 jetzt als bibliophlie Sonderausgabe.

The Remains of the Day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307576183
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Fiction

The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Author: Adam Parkes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441149640
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Stevens Philosophy of Life

Author:
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638440318
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

About Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day

Author: Stefanie Grill
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638184762
Release Date: 2003-04-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

Essay from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Stuttgart (FB Anglistics), course: Essay Writing, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "The Remains of the Day", winner of the 1989 Booker Prize, was written by Kazuo Ishiguro in 1989. Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki , Japan, on November 8, 1954. At the age of five he came to Great Britain, were he had a typical English upbringing with an immersion in Japanese culture and language. Ishiguro has gained a reputation as one of the finest British writers. "His fiction deals broadly with themes of self-deception, truth and the clash of public and private images of his characters. He reworks the images which people have both of themselves and of their historical background. He situates his work firmly in the inner world of his characters and often avoids much overt plot construction." While set technically in the present, most of the novel takes place in a sequence of reminiscences in the past. The book tells the story of an old man who takes a trip across England to the sea. His name is Stevens, and he had been the head butler at Darlington Hall, a famous country house, for many years. He is going to visit a woman, he has not seen in a long time: Miss Kenton, who was once the housekeeper at Darlington Hall. He thinks perhaps she can be persuaded to resume her old position under the hall′s new owner, a retired American Congressman. Along his way to the sea, in flashback, we see his memories of the great days at Darlington Hall, when Lord Darlington played host to the world′s leaders. The work gives you an analysis of the major parts of the book, including characterisation and development of Mr. Stevens, history in "The Remains of the Day" and structure and presentation of narrative notes.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Marc Porée
Publisher: Didier-Erudition
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029516312
Release Date: 1999
Genre:

Taking after the diary form (and composed with echoes of the dramatic monologue in mind), this study features six entries, like the six days of Stevens's journey into the West Country: The Road to Darlington Hall (and to Weymouth Pier), Anamnesis, Enunciation, the Butler's image, Freud and the butler, an Anatomy of Britain. The unspectacular greatness of Kazuo lshiguro's novel is seen to derive from its unsparing investigation into the historical and literary, conditions of Englishness as well as from the singularity of its vantage point: a case of East meeting West-without the itch to write back.

Damals in Nagasaki

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202118
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Nagasaki, Anfang der Fünfzigerjahre: Die Zerstörungen des Krieges sind der Stadt immer noch anzusehen, doch zwischen den Ruinen entstehen bereits neue, moderne Hochhäuser. In einem von diesen lebt Etsuko, zusammen mit ihrem Mann Jiro. Während dieser verbittert versucht Karriere zu machen, kümmert sich Etsuko um den Haushalt. Unterhaltung hat sie wenig, oft steht sie am Fenster und beobachtet, wie sich die Welt um sie herum verändert. Eines Tages zieht eine Frau in die Holzhütte unten am Fluss ein, zusammen mit ihrer kleinen Tochter. Etsuko freundet sich mit den beiden an und muss bald feststellen, wie ihre Nachbarin über ihrem Traum vom Glück mit einem amerikanischen Soldaten mehr und mehr ihr Kind vergisst.

Die Ungetr steten

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202170
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Der berühmte Pianist Ryder ist auf Konzertreise. Bei seiner Ankunft im Hotel möchte er sich am liebsten sofort zurückziehen, wird aber vom Hotelpagen in Beschlag genommen, der ihn um einen ungewöhnlich persönlichen Gefallen bittet. Ryder sagt zu und macht daraufhin eine ganze Reihe sonderbarer Bekanntschaften, die ihn in tiefe Verwirrung stürzen, lauter Ungetröstete, die sich von dem Künstler Hilfe oder gar Erlösung erhoffen. Ryder versucht, auf jeden Einzelnen einzugehen und merkt zu spät, dass er sich dabei selbst immer mehr abhanden kommt.

Als wir Waisen waren

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641202125
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Fiction

England in den Dreißigerjahren: Ganz London schwärmt von Christopher Banks und seinen Erfolgen. Es gibt nur einen Fall, den der Meisterdetektiv bisher nicht aufklären konnte: Das mysteriöse Verschwinden seiner Eltern in Shanghai, der Stadt seiner Kindheit. Beide waren in den Opiumhandel verstrickt: der Vater als Profiteur, die Mutter als erklärte Gegnerin. Als die Erinnerungen an die Zeit, als er Waise wurde, Banks immer häufiger quälen, beschließt er, sich auf den Weg nach Shanghai zu machen, um endlich das größte Rätsel seines Lebens zu lösen.

Der begrabene Riese

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641153267
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre: Fiction

Der lang erwartete neue Roman des britischen Bestsellerautors Britannien im 5. Jahrhundert: Nach erbitterten Kriegen zwischen den Volksstämmen der Briten und Angelsachsen ist das Land verwüstet. Axl und Beatrice sind seit vielen Jahren ein Paar. In ihrem Dorf gelten sie als Außenseiter, und man gibt ihnen deutlich zu verstehen, dass sie eine Belastung für die Gemeinschaft sind. Also verlassen sie ihre Heimat in der Hoffnung, ihren Sohn zu finden, den sie seit langer Zeit nicht mehr gesehen haben. Ihre Reise ist voller überraschender Begegnungen und Gefahren, und bald ahnen sie, dass in ihrem Land eine Veränderung heraufzieht, die alles aus dem Gleichgewicht bringen wird, sogar ihre Beziehung. Ein gewaltiger, intensiver, spannender Roman, der uns mitnimmt auf eine so tiefgründige wie faszinierende Reise. Kazuo Ishiguros unprätentiöser und zugleich betörender Realismus macht ihn zu einem feinsinnigen Meister des Erzählens.

About wasted opportunities in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Author: Gregor Schönfelder
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656305835
Release Date: 2012-11-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (English Department), course: Introduction to Literature Studies, language: English, abstract: The narration is primarily about wasted opportunities, about a man who is looking back upon his life and wishes he had acted differently. Through his ‘expedition’,Mr Stevens is granted the opportunity to rethink his life, identify the mistakes he made and avoid them in the future. The question is whether he uses this opportunity wisely or if he wastes it. Already in the prologue Mr Stevens admits to have “a reluctance to change too many of the old ways”, and this will be proven to be all-too true (Ishiguro 7). His behaviour and attitude after the journey which could have been a turning point in his life are by and large not altered after his journey.Mr Stevens is not able to change himself in the important areas, namely his restraint, his extreme professionalism, and the attitude towards his father, although he makes some superficial progress regarding Lord Darlington.

Stevens Ideology of Life

Author: Sonja Schäfer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638066174
Release Date: 2008-06-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Remains of the day is about an elderly butler, named Stevens who is sent on a trip through England by his new master, Mr Farraday, an American. Stevens only agrees to this trip because he wants to see Miss Kenton, the former housekeeper of Darlington Hall and hopes that she is willing to work there again. During his trip, Stevens thinks back to the time when Lord Darlington was still his master, the period between World War I and World War II. We learn soon that Lord Darlington was involved in political affairs and sympathised with the supporters of Fascism. However, Stevens did not question his master’s point of view and just served. He is obsessed with the idea of being a good butler and puts his private life in second place. At the end, he realises that he has made great mistakes in his life which were not even his own (256). This novel deals mainly with Mr Stevens and his ideology of life. Those views become clear, for example, when he gives his definitions of greatness, dignity and professionalism, ideals which are of great importance to him in his life. He tries to live and work in accordance with them, too. He bases his whole life on this. Nevertheless, his relationships with other characters in the novel show his ideology of life, too. Therefore, this essay will be concerned with Stevens’ ideology of life. Then, it will be obvious how Stevens sees the things and whether he has learned anything from his life or not.