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December 02, 2004

The Second Day of Christmas-- Ishiguro Novels

Every year I send out with my Christmas cards a list of good things I have come across during the year. I'll post these one by one here.

2. An Artist of the Floating World 1988, and The Remains of the Day, 1989, by Kazuo Ishiguro. Gripping, though-provoking novels of character, about the sadness of old age when one realizes one's idealism has been spent on bad causes-- Japanese militarism and English appeasement. A warning to us all. See my earlier posts on An Artist of the Floating World and The Remains of the Day.

Posted by erasmuse at December 2, 2004 09:04 AM

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