Never Let Me Go

*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available to preorder* One of the most acclaimed novels of the 21st Century, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of ...

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571249388

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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*Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel Klara and the Sun is now available to preorder* One of the most acclaimed novels of the 21st Century, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life. 'Exquisite.' Guardian 'A feat of imaginative sympathy.' New York Times What readers are saying: 'A book I will return to again and again, and one that keeps me thinking even after finishing it. 5/5 stars' 'I loved it, every single word of it.' 'It took me wholly by surprise.' 'Utterly beautiful.' 'Essentially perfect.'

Never Let Me Go Screenplay

In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen.

Author: Alex Garland

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571275494

Category: Performing Arts

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In his highly acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro's hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. Kathy (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, An Education), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, Boy A, Red Riding) and Ruth (Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.


Be My Lobster

The perfect romantic gift.

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1846015898

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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The perfect romantic gift. When it comes to finding perfect love, lobsters are the best. They don't care about gifts, unless they're homemade, or about grand gestures...lovely little ones will do! With your lobster, it's about the real stuff...lying on your back to watch clouds, tickling each other until you need to pee, or devouring a box set all in one go. Ways you will know you have found your lobster and not just fished out another crab: they will chuckle at the same jokes, let you share their fries and will buckle up to accompany you on this crazy ride called life.

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go tells the true story of how a college professor who coached grade school basketball as a hobby became the man who held that dream in his hands; became Rosenthal's coach and his mentor; how he made Rosenthal his student, his ...

Author: Chuck Rosenthal

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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In 1964, Chuck Rosenthal was a thirteen year old boy whose dream was to make his grade school basketball team. Never Let Me Go tells the true story of how a college professor who coached grade school basketball as a hobby became the man who held that dream in his hands; became Rosenthal's coach and his mentor; how he made Rosenthal his student, his confidant, and eventually his sexual partner, and how that teenager, trapped in the cycle of loyalty, betrayal, denial, secrecy and abuse, found the inner resources to escape and take the first steps toward adulthood.


Modern Utopia and Dystopia in the Novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The novel highlights some deep problems of humanity around the beginning of the 21st century using a combination of utopia and dystopia.

Author: Eniko Jakus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640912330

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, printed single-sided, grade: sehr gut, Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegytem, language: English, abstract: In this paper - as the title says - I would like to write about utopian and dystopian elements in the modern, contemporary world using a novel from this decade, titled Never Let Me Go (1995) by Kazuo Ishiguro. The novel highlights some deep problems of humanity around the beginning of the 21st century using a combination of utopia and dystopia. On the following pages I present these elements and I also try to interpret them: what problems of modern society they reveal and what solutions they might offer."

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Book Analysis

The novel follows three of these clones, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, as they grow up and come to realise that they have no way of escaping their fate, which will inevitably lead to their early deaths.

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808012632

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Never Let Me Go with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, a dystopian novel set in a fictionalised version of England where human clones are used for organ donation. The novel follows three of these clones, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, as they grow up and come to realise that they have no way of escaping their fate, which will inevitably lead to their early deaths. In this way, the author reflects on mortality, the ethical limits of modern science and what it means to be human. Never Let Me Go is Kazuo Ishiguro’s sixth novel and, along with The Remains of the Day (for which he won the Man Booker Prize in 1989) and The Buried Giant, is one of his most widely read works. Find out everything you need to know about Never Let Me Go in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Never Let Me Go

She looked ot him with composslon ond touched his hond. “Just when you
thought oll your plons were settled." “Just when I thought my life wos settled." Joe
stood ond threw out his right orm. “I figured I'd go to school for four yeors, moybe
five.

Author: Doug Fowler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595253717

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

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Megan Reynolds hopes for a typical, fun-filled senior year of high school. However, boyfriend Joe announces plans to attend college far away. Then, Megan learns her friend Brenda's startling secret, further shaking her world. The friends ride an emotional roller coaster, working through crises amid reflections on their fabulous, but rapidly dwindling, days of childhood. Joe waffles between college and pro baseball. Then, something really confounds him. Brenda can't shake her insistence on attending her prom-or her confusion over whether or not to let someone adopt her baby. Another friend can't find a date two weeks before the prom! How can Megan help all of them? This thrilling senior year culminates in a prom to remember - in more ways than one! Will Brenda ruin everyone's night? Is there trouble for Joe's long-time romance and friendship with Megan? And, will Megan's prayers, for those halcyon days of youth to somehow never let her go, be answered?

Study and Revise for GCSE Never Let Me Go

'A sinister harvest' by Theo Tait – review of Never Let Me Go published in The
Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2005. • 'Clone alone' by M John Harrison – review of
Never Let Me Go published in the Guardian, 25 February 2005. • 'Artist of a
floating ...

Author: Susan Elkin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471854604

Category: Study Aids

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Exam Board: AQA, OCR, WJEC, WJEC Eduqas Level: GCSE (9-1) Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise Never Let Me Go throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of Never Let Me Go as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

ATAR Notes Text Guide Never Let Me Go

This Text Guide contains: - A thorough summary and analysis of the entire text - Insightful dissections of the characters, key themes, and structural features - A comprehensive quote bank - Exemplary sample essays with commentary designed ...

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Facticity Poverty and Clones

In this first book-length study of the influential novel, Brian Willems sets the work of Ishiguro in a new philosophical key.

Author: Brian Willems

Publisher: Atropos Press

ISBN: 9780982530979

Category: Art

Page: 223

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Kazuo Ishiugro's 2005 novel Never Let Me Go tells the story of a number of students growing up in a boarding school in England and eventually coming to grips with their destinies, with what they are supposed to do in life. What is both tragic and radically engaging in this novel is that the students are actually clones who will have their organs harvested for the "normals" of Britian. In this first book-length study of the influential novel, Brian Willems sets the work of Ishiguro in a new philosophical key. Analyzing the ramifications the story has for thought on death, poverty and the uncanny doubling of clones, Willems shows how a shakey rational awareness of the world usually ascribed to those considered other-than-human is actually what is most fundamental about "humanity" itself. The conjunction of such critical avenues makes Ishiguro's novel essential reading, giving it a currency that resonates not only in literary circles but also in those of law, philosophy and science, as well as instigating a film adaptation. By delineating the weak ontological differences between the humans and clones in the novel, Willems argues for a renewal of the poverty-of-self we tend to forget is a large part of what we always are. Brian Willems teaches literature and film theory at the University of Split, Croatia. He holds a doctorate in Media and Communication from the European Graduate School and is the author of Hopkins and Heidegger.

Empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to examine the role of empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s “Never Let Me ...

Author: Marc Felsbrecher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668052603

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to examine the role of empathy in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s “Never Let Me Go” with special regard to the “teaching” of empathy at the boarding school of Hailsham. The essay will examine the role of the educational system in “Never Let Me Go” in order to characterize forms of teaching, education and upbringing that lead to the typical characteristics of the clones. Before dealing with the importance of the educational system for preserving public order in the dystopian world, general functions and modes of empathy in fictional writing will be discussed in an introductory part. In a conclusive part it will be argued that Kazuo Ishiguro uses a narrative style that persuades the reader to “feel with” the protagonists. By doing so the reader is led to judge the society of the dystopian world to be cruel and undesirable.

Told and Not Told

The most important uncanny theme in 'Never Let Me Go' is that of the doppelgänger masked as clone. The uncanny is also created by Ishiguro's writing style. He slowly reveals the novel's secret in an unsettling way.

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This paper discusses the uncanny in Kazuo Ishiguro's 'Never Let Me Go' starting from the definitions established by Ernst Jentsch and Sigmund Freud. The main goal is to discover how the uncanny feeling comes about in the novel. To that end, the thematic and stylistic features are examined. The most important uncanny theme in 'Never Let Me Go' is that of the doppelgänger masked as clone. The uncanny is also created by Ishiguro's writing style. He slowly reveals the novel's secret in an unsettling way. I also examined how the uncanny effect is achieved in the movie adaptation by Mark Romanek.



Anna Funder s Stasiland and Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go

This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on Stasiland and Never let Me Go for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair.

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This Insight Comparison Guide is an in-depth guide on Stasiland and Never let Me Go for VCE English and EAL students studying this text pair. It analyses both texts in detail, identifies points of connection and comprehensively covers their shared ideas, issues and themes. Essay topics, a sample topic analysis and a complete comparative essay are also included.

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FRIENDSHIP, CARE, AND POLITICS: KAZUO ISHIGURO'S NEVER LET ME GO
Matti Hyvärinen A political reading of the novel may implicate many kinds of
reading strategies. A novel of ideas, for example, can by definition offer a
plenitude of ...

Author: Kari Palonen

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825818756

Category: History

Page: 290

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Aspects of studying the politics of the past are thematized through feminist historians discussion on war and the role of the worker in communist regimes. One article and two comments deal with contemporary theories of democracy. One of the included articles discusses the chances of democratization in the EU, and one carries out a fictional analysis of an undemocratic regime. Three articles propose rhetorical redescriptions of key political concepts, namely, objectivity, decision, and patriotism.

Stripped of Humanity Dehumanization in Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go

Afterwards, we will look at Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel Never Let Me Go, in which these concepts take shape. The novel deals with young students, who are destined to donate their vital organs before they reach middle age.

Author: Kinga Gmiat

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656689709

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (English and American Studies), course: Narrating the (dis)eased body, language: English, abstract: The meaning of humanity and dignity becomes more and more essential nowadays and a key concept in our ethical thinking in the world of modern biopolitics, possible future cloning and organ donations. The topic addresses every single one of us, since it deals with our lives and basic human rights. The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben deals with the concept of those, whose human rights are taken away. In his work entitled Homo Sacer. Sovereign Power and Bare Life he presents the concept of a dehumanized protagonist figuring as “homo sacer”, a bad and impure man, whose life is considered to be unworthy. He proposes an idea of this figure, which is still applicable in our modern times. He links this idea ultimately to the concept of sovereignty, to whom homo sacer corresponds and with whom he correlates. The depiction of this figure and his counterpart, the sovereignty, will be closely looked at and after that Michel Foucault ́s definition of biopolitics and the relation to life and death will be given. Afterwards, we will look at Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel Never Let Me Go, in which these concepts take shape. The novel deals with young students, who are destined to donate their vital organs before they reach middle age. We will analyze the relationship between these students and the figure of homo sacer. The character of sovereignty that comes into existence with the help of the guardians who accompany these students, will also be elaborated. We will focus on these concepts related to biopolitics and figure out, how the characters in Kazuo Ishiguro ́s novel are stripped of humanity.