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.

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 The Remains of the Day Eine Analyse der Mimesis von Ged chtnis und Erinnerung

Author: Stefanie Röder
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638364546
Release Date: 2005-04-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,0, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Anglistisches Institut V), Veranstaltung: Literature, Memory and Narration, 17 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Für die Untersuchung wird es zunächst notwendig sein, die Begriffe Gedächtnis und Erinnerung zu klären sowie die für diese Arbeit relevanten Gedächtnistheorien des Soziologen Maurice Halbwachs vorzustellen. Nach einer Einführung zu Autor und Werk werden drei Schwerpunktthemen jeweils in einzelnen Kapiteln bearbeitet: Zuerst soll geprüft werden, inwiefern möglicherweise schon die Erzählsituation Einfluß auf die Erinnerungen des Erzählers nimmt. Der folgende Teil widmet sich dem Zusammenspiel von Erinnerung und Identität. Schließlich wird im letzten Teil betrachtet, wie der Erzähler die Prozesse der Erinnerung gezielt nutzt, um seine Vergangenheit neu zu konstruieren und somit schmerzhaften Einsichten aus dem Weg zu gehen.

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.

Lectures d une uvre The remains of the day de Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: François Gallix
Publisher: Editions du Temps
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029602724
Release Date: 1999-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Cet ouvrage - dont l'introduction a été écrite par Brian W. Shaffer, auteur du seul livre consacré entièrement à l'œuvre d'Ishiguro -, s'est assuré la collaboration d'un grand nombre de ceux qui - anglophones ou francophones ont déjà publié des textes marquants sur les romans d'Ishiguro. Le livre, réparti en trois sections : " Ecriture ", " Histoire / Histoires " et " Lectures ", se termine par une bibliographie très détaillée incluant une liste des nombreux sites internet à exploiter. Les lectures de chacun des auteurs de ce volume sont très personnelles et différentes les unes des autres - ce qui confirme, s'il en était besoin, la richesse d'un grand texte susceptible de multiples interprétations. Certaines questions se croisent, se recoupent, s'interrogent et se répondent, pour former la charpente du récit en donnant au lecteur des idées directrices que chacun pourra développer en fonction des cours et de ses propres lectures. Un catalogue à la Prévert permet ainsi de relever : la non-fiabilité du narrateur, l'identité du narrataire à qui Stevens s'adresse sans cesse, la fragilité du souvenir et de la mémoire, l'onomastique, les notions de " dignité ", de " gentleman ", de " nostalgie ", de " bantering ", de " voyage vers l'ouest ", le rôle de la lettre de Miss Kenton, le(s) sens du titre et de la fin d'un récit qu'il faut découvrir en sachant lire (et relire) entre les lignes.

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.

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.

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.

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

Author: Sylvio Konkol
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783668044968
Release Date: 2015-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

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.

National and personal history in Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day

Author: Marion Schenkelberg
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638213417
Release Date: 2003-08-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5 (A), University of Cologne (Philosophy Faculty), 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Kazuo Ishiguro was born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, and moved to Great Britain in 1960 where he grew up. The Remains of the Day is his third novel after A Pale View of Hills (1982) and An Artist of the Floating World (1986), for which he won the Booker Prize in 1989. The film with Anthony Hopkins also won an award. The Remains of the Day describes the journey of an old-fashioned British butler named Stevens, who undertakes a motoring trip through Britain in 1956 intending to visit Miss Kenton. He received a letter from her and because of staffing problems at Darlington Hall, where he is still employed, he hopes to gain her back as the housekeeper. During his trip, Stevens not only remembers the time he and Miss Kenton worked together, but also the historical events that took place in Darlington Hall between the wars, when Lord Darlington, its former owner, organized several meetings of intellectuals from different nations to discuss the political situation in Europe. While Stevens tells his memories, it becomes clear that he completely gave himself up for his intention to be a great butler and to serve the right man, Lord Darlington. But he presents Lord Darlington as an honourable man that he has not always been, and at last Stevens leads an unhappy and unfulfilled life and does not know what to make out of it because he never allowed himself to live his own life. Stevens is one of Ishiguro′s characters that tragically shows how people who have tried to do something good and useful in their lives can suddenly find that they have misplaced their efforts. Not only have they perhaps wasted their talent and their energy, but also they may have contributed, unknowingly, to something that was evil, all the time thinking they were doing something good. (Bigsby 1990: 26)

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.

The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Sarah Peters
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0582424623
Release Date: 2000
Genre:

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms