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The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

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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.

Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have sold more than 1 million copies, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. Ishiguro's other work includes The Buried Giant, Nocturnes, A Pale View of the Hills, and An Artist of the Floating World.

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Seitenzahl 256 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 15.07.2010
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780307576187
Verlag Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Dateigröße 2646 KB
Verkaufsrang 10398

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A Butler, who does not want to give anything away, tells his tale
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 04.04.2020

The upstairs/downstairs world of English aristocracy has not stopped fascinating people. Quite a while before Julian Fellowes profited from that by creating "Gosford Park" und "Downton Abbey", Kazuo Ishiguro gifted us with "The Remains of the Day". Mostly the books consists of flashbacks in the mind of butler Stevens while he is... The upstairs/downstairs world of English aristocracy has not stopped fascinating people. Quite a while before Julian Fellowes profited from that by creating "Gosford Park" und "Downton Abbey", Kazuo Ishiguro gifted us with "The Remains of the Day". Mostly the books consists of flashbacks in the mind of butler Stevens while he is on his way to find out whether the erstwhile housekeeper Miss Kenton is willing to return to the manor. It is fascinating how well the book works even though it is told complete from Stevens' point of view, who is a frustrating narrator. He acts on the maxim that a butler in his personality is less significant than a butler in his role, and that is something he also keeps up with the reader. That means that while Stevens presents to us what happens, his evaluations only cover manners, not emotional revelations. Still Ishiguro manages to allow the reader to look behind the facade, as he makes plain what is going on below Stevens' surface. As a reader there are times when you want to shake him and scream "do something", and I am sure Miss Kenton feels similarly. In spite of this frustrating component, "The Remains of the Day" is a book that also serves a good helping of humor and is quite a lovely book.


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