Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Never Let Me Go is a contemporary realist novel about a friendship and eventual love triangle among three former students of an exclusive boarding school; the novel traces the effects of their childhood and adolescence on their adult experiences as they re-enter… Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Laureate: Notes Toward an Introduction

Last night I dreamed I woke up this morning to find that the Nobel Prize in Literature had been awarded to a little-known English poet named Thomas Plum. I'd never heard of Plum, neither had most of the world, and the general consensus was that he'd been garlanded for his anti-nuclear activism as much as… Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Laureate: Notes Toward an Introduction

Bob Dylan: A Nobel Note

https://vimeo.com/20729562 Is mortifying Baby Boomer nostalgia something of which one could justly accuse a Swede? And I thought it was going to be my hero Don DeLillo's year! At the most reactionary end of the spectrum of my divided feeling, I almost receive this as a kind of patronizing insult to American literature—in the mode… Continue reading Bob Dylan: A Nobel Note