English 168 Lecture 11 Outline

English 168 Lecture 11 Outline - Lecture 11: Ishiguro's The...

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Lecture 11: Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day I. Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954) A. Born in Nagasaki, Japan; moved to U.K. when he was six years old B. Won Booker Prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day C. Often writes about memory and self-deception II. The Remains of the Day A. Published in 1988 B. Adapted into a film by Merchant-Ivory Productions in 1993 C. “Present” of novel is Stevens’ six-day car journey in July 1956; narration characterized by frequent, lengthy digressions into past and on topics like “greatness” and “dignity” III. England, 1956 and the Suez Crisis A. Setting for “present” of novel is England in July, 1956 B. July, 1956 marked beginning of Suez Crisis 1. Nasser nationalizes Suez Canal, which threatens British oil supply 2. After a few rounds of diplomatic solutions are rejected by Nasser, British and French plot military operations 3. Egypt invaded by Israel on Oct. 29, Britain and France on Nov. 5-6. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ENGLISH 168 taught by Professor Mcbee during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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