Best Selling Books by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro (2008), Never Let Me Go (2010), Nocturnes (2010), Klara and the Sun (2022) and other 37 books.

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Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro
This collection of interviews with Ishiguro adresses his career and provides a portrait of the contexts and influences behind his novels. It also touches on his short fiction, screenplays and the film adaptations of his books, as well as the writer''s evolving understanding of himself.

Never Let Me Go

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Never Let Me Go
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Klara and the Sun, comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic. 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. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Nocturnes

release date: Sep 21, 2010
Nocturnes
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories as affecting as it is beautiful. With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. Here is a fragile, once famous singer, turning his back on the one thing he loves; a music junky with little else to offer his friends but opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a marriage; a jazz musician who thinks the answer to his career lies in changing his physical appearance; and a young cellist whose tutor has devised a remarkable way to foster his talent. For each, music is a central part of their lives and, in one way or another, delivers them to an epiphany.

Klara and the Sun

release date: Mar 01, 2022
Klara and the Sun
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press). • A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! Here is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her. Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Nunca me abandones

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Nunca me abandones
Hailsham aparenta ser un agradable internado inglés, lejos de las influencias de la gran ciudad. La escuela se ocupa bien de sus estudiantes, enseñándoles 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 enseña nada sobre el mundo exterior, un mundo con el que casi todo contacto está prohibido. Dentro de Hailsham, Kathy y sus amigos Ruth y Tommy crecen indiferentes ante el resto del mundo, pero será solamente cuando finalmente dejen la seguridad de la escuela que se darán 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 crítica mordaz de la arrogancia humana y también una investigación moral de cómo tratamos a la gente más vulnerable en nuestra sociedad. En su exploración del tema de la memoria y el impacto del pasado en un posible futuro, Ishiguro ha creado su libro más conmovedor hasta la fecha.

When We Were Orphans

release date: Oct 30, 2001
When We Were Orphans
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination. Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents'' alleged kidnappings. Banks travels to the seething, labyrinthine city of his memory in hopes of solving the mystery of his own, painful past, only to find that war is ravaging Shanghai beyond recognition-and that his own recollections are proving as difficult to trust as the people around him. Masterful, suspenseful and psychologically acute, When We Were Orphans offers a profound meditation on the shifting quality of memory, and the possibility of avenging one’s past.

The Buried Giant

release date: Mar 03, 2015
The Buried Giant
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory. In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven''t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.

The Remains of the Day

release date: Jan 01, 1989
The Remains of the Day
Stevens, an impeccable, quintessential English butler, embarks on a motoring trip through the West Country, on an odyssey that evokes disturbing memories of his thirty years of service to Lord Darlington and of the housekeeper, Miss Kenton

A Pale View of Hills

release date: Sep 12, 1990
A Pale View of Hills
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day Here is the story of Etsuko, a Japanese woman now living alone in England, dwelling on the recent suicide of her daughter. In a novel where past and present confuse, she relives scenes of Japan''s devastation in the wake of World War II.

An Artist of the Floating World

release date: Sep 19, 1989
An Artist of the Floating World
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the "floating world"—the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink—offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being.

Come Rain Or Come Shine

release date: Jan 03, 2019
Come Rain Or Come Shine
When Ray turns up to visit his old university friends Charlie and Emily, he''s given a special task: to be so much his useless self that he makes Charlie look good by comparison. But Ray has his own buried feelings to contend with. Decades earlier, he and Emily would listen to jazz when they were alone, and now, as Sarah Vaughan sings through the speakers, he struggles to control everything the sound brings with it. In Kazuo Ishiguro''s hands, a snapshot of domestic realism becomes a miniature masterpiece of memory and forgetting.

The Unconsoled

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Unconsoled
Arriving in an European city with significant gaps in his memory, Ryder, a renowned pianist, is overwhelmed by an onslaught of strangers who seem to know him and of whom he has vague, dreamlike recollections. 75,000 first printing. BOMC & QPB Alt. Tour.

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

release date: Dec 19, 2017
My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs
The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go and When We Were Young) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017, in an elegant, clothbound edition. In their announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy recognized the emotional force of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction and his mastery at uncovering our illusory sense of connection with the world. In the eloquent and candid lecture he delivered upon accepting the award, Ishiguro reflects on the way he was shaped by his upbringing, and on the turning points in his career—“small scruffy moments . . . quiet, private sparks of revelation”—that made him the writer he is today. With the same generous humanity that has graced his novels, Ishiguro here looks beyond himself, to the world that new generations of writers are taking on, and what it will mean—what it will demand of us—to make certain that literature remains not just alive, but essential. An enduring work on writing and becoming a writer, by one of the most accomplished novelists of our generation.

The Remains of the Day (ANZ Nobel Prize Hb Edition)

release date: Nov 22, 2017
The Remains of the Day (ANZ Nobel Prize Hb Edition)
In celebration of Kazuo Ishiguro winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature: a special gift hardback edition of his 1989 Booker Prize-winning novel.

Pelukis di Atas Awan (An Artist of the Floating World)

release date: Oct 27, 2022
Pelukis di Atas Awan (An Artist of the Floating World)
Ketika negerinya menghadapi masa penuh penderitaan, seniman Masuji Ono membaktikan seninya tidak hanya untuk merayakan keindahan material. Ia berkarya untuk mendukung gerakan imperialis yang membawa Jepang memasuki Perang Dunia II. Sekarang, ketika Ono yang telah menua berjuang melewati masa paska peperangan, ia melarikan diri ke dalam kenangan masa muda dan “dunia di atas awan” —dunia malam yang penuh kenikmatan, hiburan, dan alkohol. Dicela masyarakat karena kekalahan negerinya dan dicaci karena pilihan estetika masa lalunya, Ono mengenang kembali sejarah hidupnya yang menjadikan ia pahlawan dan pengecut, tapi lebih daripada segalanya: manusia.

When We Were Orphans CD Unabridged

release date: Mar 29, 2005
When We Were Orphans CD Unabridged
A masterful novel from one of the most admired writers of our time. 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. Within the layers of the narrative told in Christopher''s precise, slightly detached voice are revealed what he can''t, or wont, see: that the simplest desires—a child''s for his parents, a man''s for understanding—may give rise to the most complicated truths. A feat of narrative skill and soaring imagination, When We Were Orphans is Kazuo Ishiguro at his brilliant best. Performed by John Lee

Damals in Nagasaki

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Damals in Nagasaki
Vor langen Jahren hat die Japanerin Etsuko ihr altes Leben in Japan hinter sich gelassen und ist nach England gekommen. An die Zeit ihrer ersten Ehe mit dem Japaner Jiro denkt sie kaum noch zurück, lebt in der Gegenwart. Erst als ihre noch in Japan geborene Tochter Keiko sich das Leben nimmt, muss Etsuko sich ihrer Vergangenheit stellen. Erschüttert taucht sie ein in eine Welt der Erinnerungen, Träume und Illusionen und blickt zurück auf die Zeit damals in Nagasaki, nicht lange nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, als die Stadt scheinbar dabei war, sich von ihrer Zerstörung zu erholen. Wieder sieht sie sich am Fenster eines Hochhauses stehen und die Menschen in ihrer Umgebung beobachten: Wie sie sich unter dem Einfluss des "american way of life" zu verändern beginnen, die alten Traditionen leugnen, etwas Neues zu schaffen versuchen. Wie eines Tages in eine einsame Holzhütte unten am Fluss eine Frau einzieht, die über ihren Traum vom fernen Glück in Amerika ihre Tochter vergisst ... "Mit seinem Roman ''Damals in Nagasaki'' rückt Kazuo Ishiguro unter die besten der jungen englischen Erzähler." David White, New Society "Ishiguros Romane gehören zum Eindrucksvollsten der neueren englischen Literatur." DIE ZEIT "Eine der kühnsten und anspruchvollsten Stimmen der englischen Literatur." The Guardian

Never Let Me Go Von Kazuo Ishiguro.

release date: Aug 16, 2019

Erläuterungen zu Kazuo Ishiguro, Was vom Tage übrig blieb

release date: Jan 01, 2006

Die Ungetrösteten

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Les vestiges du jour

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Les vestiges du jour
Le vieux majordome Stevens a passé sa vie à servir les autres, métier dont il s''acquitte avec plaisir et fierté. C''est un homme qui se croit heureux, jusqu''à ce voyage qu''il entreprend vers Miss Kenton, l''ancienne gouvernante du château, la femme qu''il aurait pu aimer s''il avait su ouvrir ses yeux et son cœur... Une histoire belle et triste, au pouvoir de séduction rare, à la dignité des mots et des personnages, bouleversante, adaptée à l''écran par James Ivory, avec le succès que l''on sait et les inoubliables Anthony Hopkins et Emma Thompson.

Was vom Tage übrigblieb

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Quand nous étions orphelins

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Quand nous étions orphelins
" Shanghai, années 30 : le chaos règne, le monde court vers la guerre et il n''est pas très prudent pour un Britannique de s''aventurer hors des limites de la concession internationale. C''est dans ce décor brisé que Kazuo Ishiguro lâche Christopher Banks, le héros de son nouveau roman, [...] détective anglais très en vue, plongé dans le maelström des jeux d''influences occidentale et japonaise dans une Chine démembrée. Mais son enquête, suivie avec une attention et une passion haletantes par la bonne société, il la mène cette fois pour lui-même ; il veut percer le mystère de la disparition subite de ses parents en plein Shanghai, alors qu''il n''était qu''un gamin. Ishiguro mêle avec brio les rebondissements d''une enquête policière et un va-et-vient permanent entre Londres et Shanghai, entre l''âge adulte et l''enfance, entre les ravages du monde et les tourbillonnements de la mémoire. " (Stéphane Lutz-Sorg, La Croix)

Crooner ; Nocturne

release date: Oct 15, 2020

Lumière pâle sur les collines

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Lumière pâle sur les collines
Après le suicide de sa fille aînée, Etsuko, une Japonaise installée en Angleterre, se replonge dans les souvenirs de sa vie. Peut-être l''explication du drame demeure t-elle enfouie dans ce Japon des années cinquante qui se relevait des plaies de la guerre et du traumatisme de la bombe... Roman fort dont on ne sort pas indemne, Lumière pâle sur les collines possède un rare pouvoir d''envoûtement.
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