The Unconsoled is constructed on an epic scale. A sad, strange comedy set in contemporary Europe, it features a large gallery of characters, among them some of the most poignantly memorable the author has ever created.
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The Unconsoled is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his life. Instead, he finds himself diverted on a series of cryptic and infuriating errands that nevertheless provide him with vital clues to his own past. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a work that is itself a virtuoso performance, strange, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.
"A work of great interest and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out an aesthetic territory that is all his own...frankly fantastic [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--"The New Yorker
Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of the novels A Pale View of Hills (winner of the Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (winner of the 1986 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, and shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (winner of the 1989 Booker Prize) and When We Were Orphans (shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel of the Year).Kazuo Ishiguro's books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. The Remains of the Day became an international bestseller, with over a million copies sold in the English language alone, and was adapted into an award-winning film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
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Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX057117387X
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11057117387X
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 057117387X
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 057117387X New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1794007