Best Selling Books by Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of The Buried Giant (2015), Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro (2008), Never Let Me Go (2010), When We Were Orphans (2000) and other 47 books.

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The Buried Giant

release date: Mar 03, 2015
The Buried Giant
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of 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.

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

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.

When We Were Orphans

release date: Jan 01, 2000
When We Were Orphans
Sent to live in England after the disappearance of his parents, Christopher Banks returns to Shanghai, the city of his birth, more than twenty years later to uncover the truth about the tragedy that transformed his childhood.

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.

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.

Klara and the Sun

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Klara and the Sun
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! A magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells 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? In its award citation in 2017, the Nobel committee described Ishiguro''s books as "novels of great emotional force" and said he has "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

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.

The Remains of the Day

release date: Jul 15, 2010
The Remains of the Day
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. This 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.

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.

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.

Nunca me abandones

release date: Jan 01, 2007

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.

Los Restos del Dia

release date: Feb 06, 2018
Los Restos del Dia
Inglaterra, julio de 1956. Stevens, el narrador, fue durante treinta años mayordomo de Lord Darlington, quien murió hace tres años, y su propiedad pertenece ahora a un norteamericano. Su nuevo patrón regresará por unas semanas a su país, y le ha ofrecido al mayordomo el auto para que disfrute de unas vacaciones. Y Stevens se embarca en un viaje por el país rumbo a Weymouth, donde vive la señora Benn, antigua ama de llaves de Darlington Hall. Jornada a jornada, Ishiguro desplegará ante el lector una novela perfecta de luces y claroscuros para desvelar una realidad mucho más amarga que los amables paisajes que el mayordomo deja atrás. Porque Stevens averigua que Lord Darlington fue un miembro de la clase dirigente inglesa que se dejó seducir por el fascismo y conspiró activamente para conseguir una alianza entre Inglaterra y Alemania. Y descubre, y también el lector, que hay algo peor incluso que haber servido a un hombre indigno.

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

Ishiguro Pack - Airport 1

release date: Jul 01, 1992

Ishiguro Pack - 1996

release date: Mar 01, 1994

Book Club to Go BAG 10

release date: Jan 01, 2007

Early Japanese Stories Special Edition

release date: Jan 01, 2000

The White Countess

The White Countess
It is 1936 in Shanghai and into this city of political intrigue comes Sofia, a Russian Countess who, with the remains of her family, has been left stateless by the Revolution. Forced by her reduced circumstances to support herself and her family as a bar-girl and taxi dancer, Sofia forms a relationship with Jackson, a blind former diplomat who opens an elegant bar, The White Countess. Their curious relationship matures, but they are caught up in the fall of the city to the Japanese invaders.

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

release date: Jan 01, 1990

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)

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.
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