The Nobel for Ishiguro

October 5, 2017

I am so pleased that the Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s Prize for Literature to Kazuo Ishiguro.  He joins a very short list of laureates (O’Neill, Steinbeck, Marquez) whose oeuvres I have had the pleasure of reading in full.

Ishiguro is most famous for Remains of the Day, I guess, but my personal favourite would be A Pale View of Hills.

Some years ago I wrote about his “very difficult” The Unconsoled which, even after two thorough readings, I still cannot fathom. But I suspect the difficulty, if there is one, is in my own mind rather than in the writing.

Maybe I’ll spend some of the winter catching up on other laureates.

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Image: Bands of Gold

October 5, 2017