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The remains of the day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
Series: Vintage International.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage international edView all editions and formats
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The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Historical fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN: 0679731725 9780679731726 0394251342 9780394251349
OCLC Number: 21561978
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--T.p. verso.
Description: 245 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Vintage International.
Responsibility: Kazuo Ishiguro.
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The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence.

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