The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant


Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Faber & Faber Limited
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ISBN : 9780571315062
Pages : 384 pages
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Fantasy-verhaal over een ouder echtpaar dat in de nadagen van Koning Arthur op pelgrimstocht gaat om hun verloren en vergeten zoon te zoeken.


The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant


Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN : 0571315054
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (571 users)

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*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available* The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards - some strange and other-worldly - but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. 'A beautiful fable with a hard message at its core . . . There won't, I suspect, be a more important work of fiction published this year.' John Sutherland, The Times 'An exceptional novel . . . The Buried Giant does what important books do: it remains in the mind long after it has been read, refusing to leave.' Neil Gaiman, New York Times Book Review 'A beautiful, heartbreaking book about the duty to remember and the urge to forget.' Alex Preston, Observer


THE BURIED GIANT

THE BURIED GIANT


Author : KAZUO ISHIGURO
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ISBN : 9781101911310
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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.


Study Guide

Study Guide


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ISBN : 9781796885040
Pages : 38 pages
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 38-page guide for "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 17 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Importance of Memory and Paganism and Christianity.


Buried Giant

Buried Giant


Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
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ISBN : 9780571324132
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (324 users)

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The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction


Author : Daniel O'Gorman
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134743777
Pages : 462 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

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The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.


Moral Complexities in Turn of the Millennium British Literature

Moral Complexities in Turn of the Millennium British Literature


Author : Mara E. Reisman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793648476
Pages : 187 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

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"This book offers a critical analysis of morally complex social, political, and cultural issues in novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Patrick McGrath, Graham Swift, Andrea Levy, and Jeanette Winterson. It examines how the work illuminates intricacies of human experience, encourages political engagement, fosters communication, and facilitates social change"--


The First Fossil Hunters

The First Fossil Hunters


Author : Adrienne Mayor
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691245606
Pages : 400 pages
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The fascinating story of how the fossils of dinosaurs, mammoths, and other extinct animals influenced some of the most spectacular creatures of classical mythology Griffins, Centaurs, Cyclopes, and Giants—these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more than merely fictions? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters. Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact—in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans. As Mayor shows, the Greeks and Romans were well aware that a different breed of creatures once inhabited their lands. They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed sophisticated concepts to explain the fossil evidence, concepts that were expressed in mythological stories. The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners, who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground. Like their modern counterparts, the ancient fossil hunters collected and measured impressive petrified remains and displayed them in temples and museums; they attempted to reconstruct the appearance of these prehistoric creatures and to explain their extinction. Long thought to be fantasy, the remarkably detailed and perceptive Greek and Roman accounts of giant bone finds were actually based on solid paleontological facts. By reading these neglected narratives for the first time in the light of modern scientific discoveries, Adrienne Mayor illuminates a lost world of ancient paleontology.


The Gangster We Are All Looking For

The Gangster We Are All Looking For


Author : Thuy Le
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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ISBN : 1509825304
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (59 users)

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In 1978, six Vietnamese refugees were pulled from the sea just off California. In San Diego, a little girl's matter-of-fact innocence masks the ghostly traumas that still haunt her: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland; the memory of a brother who drowned; the heartbreaking spectacle of her parents trying to make a new home, their struggle backlit by the memory of a forbidden love when they were young. lê thi diem thúy has revealed a world of great beauty and enormous sorrows. The Gangster We Are All Looking For is an authentically original novel about remembering and forgetting, about home and family, and about trying to find a place - and voice - in a new world. 'A beautiful, deeply moving story of a family. The more I read, the more I felt the family was mine' Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated 'lê's novel flows in luminous paragraphs that mingle past and present' VOGUE


Three Gates on a Side

Three Gates on a Side


Author : Charles Henry Parkhurst
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Pages : 284 pages
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Stray Leaves from Strange Literature

Stray Leaves from Strange Literature


Author : Lafcadio Hearn
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Pages : 236 pages
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The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories

The Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories


Author : Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
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Pages : 1450 pages
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama


Author : E. Cobham Brewer
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3734093228
Pages : 582 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (734 users)

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Reproduction of the original: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama by E. Cobham Brewer


The Dream and the Awaking with Other Sermons

The Dream and the Awaking with Other Sermons


Author : Owen Street
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Pages : 430 pages
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The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer


Author : Homerus
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Pages : 490 pages
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Choice Literature

Choice Literature


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Pages : 816 pages
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Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go


Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN : 0571335780
Pages : 360 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (571 users)

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Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of Never Let Me Go with a comprehensive study guide. Intended for individual study as well as class use, Geoff Barton's guide: - clearly introduces the context of the novel and its author; - examines in detail its themes, characters and structure; - looks at the novel in the author's own words, and at different critical receptions; - provides glossaries and test questions to prompt deeper thinking. In one of the most memorable novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go hauntingly dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at a seemingly idyllic school, Hailsham, and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.