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The remains of the day /

by Ishiguro, Kazuo,
Series: Vintage international Published by : Vintage Books, (New York :) Physical details: 245 p. ; 21 cm. ISBN:0679731725; 9780679731726; 0394251342; 9780394251349.
Subject(s): Country homes -- Fiction. | Household employees -- Fiction. | England -- Fiction.
Year: 1993
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Fiction FIC ISH 1993 (Browse shelf) c. 1 Available a31111000033565

"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--T.p. verso.

The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence

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