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Kasia kasia
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May 20, 2008

wonder if you could help me...
i'm looking for articles, books, everything connected with Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans and The Remains of the Day (I'm especially interested in when we were orphans, its narration,
language of the protagonist, the aspect of memory and self-deception). I appreciate any help...

thanks in advance
carol


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LuciaC
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Links May 20, 2008

To start with
http://books.guardian.co.uk/links/sites_on_writers/f-k/links/0,,1281046,00.html

and lots to keep you going
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=essays%20"when%20we%20were%20orphans"&btnG=Google%20Search&meta=

This essay, for instance, seems very detailed
http://www.csulb.edu/~bhfinney/ishiguro.html


Lucky you - he's one of my favourite writers!


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Kasia kasia
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Re: self-deception May 21, 2008

great to hear that you like him so much.

as i know the articles so far maybe i'll ask you, as a person interested in the topic..

what do you think of the aspect of self-deception and memory in when we were orphans?


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an interview May 21, 2008

Hello Kasia,

I found this interview interesting:

http://januarymagazine.com/profiles/ishiguro.html

Particularly the comments near the end about British vs. international literature.

My favourite books are An Artist of the Floating World and A Pale View of Hills.

Once you finish reading Never Let Me Go, I'd love to come back to this forum and talk about that a little more, but I think you have to discover it on your own first.

Although I haven't read When We Were Orphans, I found memory and self deception to be important topics in the other books too.

Good luck with your project!



Lucía


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Kasia kasia
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Ishiguro and Freud??? Jul 19, 2008

What do you think about the connection between Kazuo Ishiguro and Freud?
Do you think there is any link between Ishiguro's themes and Freud's repression, displacement or projection?


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Kasia kasia
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conscious vs. unconscious Sep 6, 2008

I'd like to know your (Ishiguro's fans, i'd say ) opinion on this topic.

Do you think Ishiguro's narrators consciously deceive themselves or maybe their self-deception is purely unconscious ?



[Edited at 2008-09-06 21:47]


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