Modern Utopia And Dystopia In The Novel Never Let Me Go By Kazuo Ishiguro

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

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400044832
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is modern classic.

The Nowhere Bible

Author: Frauke Uhlenbruch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110414279
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This volume explores a biblical text as utopia - a “no-place”. Reception historical case studies focus on the biblical passage Numbers 13. In Numbers 13 a place is described which has the singular capacity to reflect the fears and hopes of those who encounter it: Believers hope to find a promised land in reality; scholars hope to find a place on a map; a science fiction reader fears that we have to do with a potentially destructive alien message.

A Study Guide For William Gibson S Neuromancer

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410321266
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A Study Guide for William Gibson's "Neuromancer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Rethinking Race And Identity In Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Sara Upstone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317914813
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This book takes a post-racial approach to the representation of race in contemporary British fiction, re-imagining studies of race and British literature away from concerns with specific racial groups towards a more sophisticated analysis of the contribution of a broad, post-racial British writing. Examining the work of writers from a wide range of diverse racial backgrounds, the book illustrates how contemporary British fiction, rather than merely reflecting social norms, is making a radical contribution towards the possible future of a positively multi-ethnic and post-racial Britain. This is developed by a strategic use of the realist form, which becomes a utopian device as it provides readers with a reality beyond current circumstances, yet one which is rooted within an identifiable world. Speaking to the specific contexts of British cultural politics, and directly connecting with contemporary debates surrounding race and identity in Britain, the author engages with a wide range of both mainstream and neglected authors, including Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Julian Barnes, John Lanchester, Alan Hollinghurst, Martin Amis, Jon McGregor, Andrea Levy, Bernardine Evaristo, Hanif Kureishi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hari Kunzru, Nadeem Aslam, Meera Syal, Jackie Kay, Maggie Gee, and Neil Gaiman. This cutting-edge volume explores how contemporary fiction is at the centre of re-thinking how we engage with the question of race in twenty-first-century Britain.

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A Princess Of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518867699
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The Politics Of Perfection

Author: Kimberly Hurd Hale
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498509932
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The Politics of Perfection: Technology and Creation in Literature and Film provides an exploration of the relationship between modern technological progress and classical liberalism. Each chapter provides a detailed analysis of a film or novel, including Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Michael Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. These works of fiction are examined through the lens of political thinkers ranging from Plato to Hannah Arendt. The compatibility of classical liberalism and technology is questioned, using fiction as a window into Western society’s views on politics, economics, religion, technology, and the family. This project explores the intersection between human nature and creation, particularly artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, using works of literature and film to access cultural concerns. Each of the works featured asks a question about the relationship between technology and creation. Technology also allows humanity to create new types of life in the forms of artificial intelligence and genetically engineered beings. This book studies works of literature and film as evidence of the contemporary unease with the progress of technology and its effect on the political realm.