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History, memory, and the construction of gender in Kazuo Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills

History, memory, and the construction of gender in Kazuo Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills

Baillie, Justine and Matthews, Sean (2010) History, memory, and the construction of gender in Kazuo Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills. In: Matthews, Sean and Groes, Sebastian, (eds.) Kazuo Ishiguro. Contemporary Critical Perspectives . Continuum International Publishing Group, London, UK, pp. 45-53. ISBN 9780826497239

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Abstract

The memory and representation of trauma is a recurring theme in the work of Kazuo Ishiguro. His characters' more and less conscious struggles to tell their own stories demonstrate the central, dynamic relationship of narration and identity. In this chapter, a reading of A Pale View of Hills (1982), the narrator Etsuko's experiences in Nagasaki during the War, and subsequently in Britain, are examined in the light of recent feminist theory in order to illuminate the force and significance of this powerful novel.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter Four. [2] ISBN 9780826497239 (hbk), 9780826497246 (pbk); 9780826438799 (ebk) - all published 28 January 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ishiguro, gender, theory, postmodernism, narration, trauma, memory
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Creative Writing, Poetry and Performing Arts Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8769

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