Kazuo Ishiguro | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Hermione Lee

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Critical Review by Hermione Lee

SOURCE: Hermione Lee, "Quiet Desolation," in New Republic, January 22, 1990, pp. 36-9.

In the review below, Lee discusses the relative influence of Japanese and English culture on Ishiguro's first three novels.

On the strength of three dazzling short novels, Kazuo Ishiguro is now, at 35, a famous prize-winning writer in Britain. (Hardly anyone in America had heard of him until this year, but that's changing.) Still, I notice that people are always getting the titles of his books slightly wrong. Is it A Pale View of the Hills? The Artist of the Floating World, or Artist of the Floating World, or The Artist of a Floating World? The Remains of the Day sometimes loses its first definite article. Like all slight but persistent mistakes—Ishiguro's characters are much given to them—these are symptomatic slips...

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