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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 March 2023

Andrew Bennett
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University of Bristol
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The Introduction to The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro offers a brief overview of Ishiguro’s remarkable oeuvre. The Introduction touches on the key themes and concerns of Ishiguro’s work as well as on the deceptively innovative formal narrative and linguistic qualities of his works; it offers a brief survey of the author’s career by following the successive ‘turning points’ that he adduces in his 2017 Nobel Lecture; and it considers the ways in which, in focusing so often on the ethics of professionalism, the novels also reflect on the profession of authorship itself – a role that Ishiguro has both embodied and performed with such adroitness and style, and with such admirable literary inventiveness and integrity, for more than forty years.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Andrew Bennett, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Online publication: 16 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108909525.002
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Andrew Bennett, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Online publication: 16 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108909525.002
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Andrew Bennett, University of Bristol
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Online publication: 16 March 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108909525.002
Available formats
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