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Der Begrabene Riese

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641153267
Genre : Fiction
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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.

The Buried Giant

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9780385353229
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From the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories. Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Ungetr Steten

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641202170
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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.

Was Vom Tage Brig Blieb

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641202156
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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. Zum Literaturnobelpreis 2017 jetzt als bibliophlie Sonderausgabe.

Haruki Murakami

Author : Matthew C. Strecher
ISBN : 9789463004626
Genre : Education
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Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has achieved incredible popularity in his native country and world-wide as well as rising critical acclaim. Murakami, in addition to receiving most of the major literary awards in Japan, has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize. Yet, his relationship with the Japanese literary community proper (known as the Bundan) has not been a particularly friendly one. One of Murakami’s central and enduring themes is a persistent warning not to suppress our fundamental desires in favor of the demands of society at large. Murakami’s writing over his career reveals numerous recurring motifs, but his message has also evolved, creating a catalogue of works that reveals Murakami to be a challenging author. Many of those challenges lie in Murakami’s blurring of genre as well as his rich blending of Japanese and Western mythologies and styles—all while continuing to offer narratives that attract and captivate a wide range of readers. Murakami is, as Ōe Kenzaburō once contended, not a “Japanese writer” so much as a global one, and as such, he merits a central place in the classroom in order to confront readers and students, but to be challenged as well. Reading, teaching, and studying Murakami serves well the goal of rethinking this world. It will open new lines of inquiry into what constitutes national literatures, and how some authors, in the era of blurred national and cultural boundaries, seek now to transcend those boundaries and pursue a truly global mode of expression.

England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 3462028308
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Damals In Nagasaki

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641202118
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Nagasaki, Anfang der Fünfzigerjahre: Die Zerstörungen des Krieges sind der Stadt immer noch anzusehen, doch zwischen den Ruinen entstehen bereits neue, moderne Hochhäuser. In einem von diesen lebt Etsuko, zusammen mit ihrem Mann Jiro. Während dieser verbittert versucht Karriere zu machen, kümmert sich Etsuko um den Haushalt. Unterhaltung hat sie wenig, oft steht sie am Fenster und beobachtet, wie sich die Welt um sie herum verändert. Eines Tages zieht eine Frau in die Holzhütte unten am Fluss ein, zusammen mit ihrer kleinen Tochter. Etsuko freundet sich mit den beiden an und muss bald feststellen, wie ihre Nachbarin über ihrem Traum vom Glück mit einem amerikanischen Soldaten mehr und mehr ihr Kind vergisst.

The Remains Of The Day

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 0307576183
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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.

When We Were Orphans

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 0375412654
Genre : Fiction
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British writer Kazuo Ishiguro won the 1989 Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day, which sold over a million copies in English alone and was the basis of a film starring Anthony Hopkins. Now When We Were Orphans, his extraordinary fifth novel, has been called “his fullest achievement yet” (The New York Times Book Review) and placed him again on the Booker shortlist. A complex, intelligent, subtle and restrained psychological novel built along the lines of a detective story, it confirms Ishiguro as one of the most important writers in English today. London’s Sunday Times said: “You seldom read a novel that so convinces you it is extending the possibilities of fiction.” The novel takes us to Shanghai in the late 1930s, with English detective Christopher Banks bent on solving the mystery that has plagued him all his life: the disappearance of his parents when he was eight. By his own account, he is now a celebrated gentleman sleuth, the toast of London society. But as we learn, he is also a solitary figure, his career built on an obsession. Believing his parents may still be held captive, he longs to put right as an adult what he was powerless to change as a child, when he played at being Sherlock Holmes — before both his parents vanished and he was sent to England to be raised by an aunt. Banks’ father was involved in the importation of opium, and solving the mystery means finding that his boyhood was not the innocent, enchanted world he has cherished in memory. The Shanghai he revisits is in the throes of the Sino—Japanese war, an apocalyptic nightmare; he sees the horror of the slums surrounding the international community in “a dreamscape worthy of Borges” (The Independent). “We think that if we can only put something right that went a bit awry, then our lives would be healed and the world would be healed,” says Ishiguro of the illusion under which his hero suffers. It becomes increasingly clear that Banks is not to be trusted as a narrator. The stiff, elegant voice grows more hysterical, his vision more feverish, as he comes closer to the truth. Like Ryder of The Unconsoled, Ishiguro’s previous novel, Banks is trapped in his boyhood fantasy, and he follows his obsession at the cost of personal happiness. Other characters appear as projections of his fears and desires. All Ishiguro’s novels concern themselves with the past, the consequences of denying it and the unreliability of memory. It is from Ishiguro’s own family history that the novel takes its setting. Though his family is Japanese, Ishiguro’s father was born in Shanghai’s international community in 1920; his grandfather was sent there to set up a Chinese branch of Toyota, then a textile company. “My father has old pictures of the first Mr. Toyota driving his Rolls-Royce down the Bund.” When the Japanese invaded in 1937, the fighting left the international commune a ghetto, and his family moved back to Nagasaki. When We Were Orphans raises the bar for the literary mystery. Though more complex than much of Ishiguro’s earlier work, which has led to mixed reactions, it was published internationally (his work has been published in 28 languages) and was a New York Times bestseller.

Als Wir Waisen Waren

Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN : 9783641202125
Genre : Fiction
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England in den Dreißigerjahren: Ganz London schwärmt von Christopher Banks und seinen Erfolgen. Es gibt nur einen Fall, den der Meisterdetektiv bisher nicht aufklären konnte: Das mysteriöse Verschwinden seiner Eltern in Shanghai, der Stadt seiner Kindheit. Beide waren in den Opiumhandel verstrickt: der Vater als Profiteur, die Mutter als erklärte Gegnerin. Als die Erinnerungen an die Zeit, als er Waise wurde, Banks immer häufiger quälen, beschließt er, sich auf den Weg nach Shanghai zu machen, um endlich das größte Rätsel seines Lebens zu lösen.

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