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The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Year Published

1989

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical

Perspective and Narrator

The Remains of the Day is a first-person narrative, with the narrator acting as both observer and protagonist. As such, he is unreliable, and his story is a mix of disclosure and denial.

Tense

The Remains of the Day is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title The Remains of the Day alludes to the waning of the British Empire—and a way of life that produced butlers like Stevens—and memories of that time, which are all that remains. It also alludes to what remains of Stevens's life and what he will make of it.

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