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26 May, 2016

Arthur Bahr Reviews Ishiguro's The Buried Giant

Recently, MIT's Arthur Bahr reviewed Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015, for Medievally Speaking:



Kazuo Ishiguro’s seventh and most recent novel, The Buried Giant, is a frustrating one to read. Some part of this effect seems likely to be intentional, not just because Ishiguro can write beguilingly flowing stories when he chooses, but also because this book deals with two of the most frustrating aspects of human existence, memory and regret: the uncertainty of the former, the certainty of the latter, and the always vexed relation between them. Our frustration as readers, then, provides a way of empathizing with the characters whose struggles he recounts. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE