Best Selling Books by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of Never Let Me Go (2010), Klara and the Sun (2021), Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro (2008), The Unconsoled (2012) and other 44 books.

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Never Let Me Go

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Never Let Me Go
A meditation on mortality and lost innocence: a portrait of adolescence as that hinge moment in life when self-knowledge brings intimations of one's destiny.

Klara and the Sun

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Klara and the Sun
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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! “What stays with you in ‘Klara and the Sun’ is the haunting narrative voice—a genuinely innocent, egoless perspective on the strange behavior of humans obsessed and wounded by power, status and fear.” —Booker Prize committee 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?

Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro
Nineteen interviews conducted over the past two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond with the author of the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day

The Unconsoled

release date: Sep 05, 2012
The Unconsoled
From the universally acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day comes a mesmerizing novel of completely unexpected mood and matter--a seamless, fictional universe, both wholly unrecognizable and familiar. When the public, day-to-day reality of a renowned pianist takes on a life of its own, he finds himself traversing landscapes that are by turns eerie, comical, and strangely malleable.

Nocturnes

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Nocturnes
Five interconnected stories in which music is an intrinsic theme follow the struggles of such protagonists as a once-popular singer desperate for a comeback, a songwriter who is unwittingly involved in a failing marriage, and a jazz musician who wrongly believes that plastic surgery will secure his career. By the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day. Reprint. A New York Times Notable Book.

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: Jan 16, 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 Remains of the Day

release date: Jan 08, 2009
The Remains of the Day
*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available to preorder* From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go Winner of the Booker Prize ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House. In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past.

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs

release date: Dec 12, 2017
My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs
The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) 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 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.

An Artist of the Floating World

release date: Sep 05, 2012
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.

A Pale View of Hills

release date: Sep 05, 2012
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.

Come Rain or Come Shine

release date: Jan 03, 2019
Come Rain or Come Shine
Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. 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.

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

Paul Graham

release date: Oct 10, 1996
Paul Graham
Looks at the work of the contemporary British photographer; brings together portraits, landscapes, and interiors from his British, European, and Japanese series; and includes an interview with the photographer.

Ishiguro Pack - Author 1

release date: Jul 01, 1992

Book Club to Go BAG 10

release date: Jan 01, 2007

Ishiguro Pack - Airport 1

release date: Jul 01, 1992

I Did Though on One Occasion Not Long Ago Pluck Up the

release date: Jan 01, 1990

Early Japanese Stories Special Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2000

Die Ungetrösteten

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Ishiguro Pack - 1996

release date: Mar 01, 1994

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.

Quand nous étions orphelins

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Quand nous étions orphelins
En Angleterre, dans les années trente, Christopher Banks, qui a consacré sa vie à combattre le mal, est devenu un détective prestigieux. Cependant, un crime n'a jamais cessé de le hanter : l'énigmatique disparition de ses parents dans la Concession internationale du vieux Shanghai, lorsqu'il n'était encore qu'un enfant. Au moment où le monde marche vers la Seconde Guerre, Christopher décide de retourner dans la ville de son enfance. Alors que, à Shanghai, s'étourdissent les diplomates anglais, dont l'ambitieuse Sarah Hemmings, Christopher tente de résoudre le mystère de son passé. Quand nous étions orphelins allie le souffle de l'aventure à une réflexion sur les lieux de la mémoire.

Was vom Tage übrigblieb

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Damals in Nagasaki

release date: Jan 01, 1989
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