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Re asistă servind la masa stăpînului său Nimic nu l perturbă de la îndatoririle sale de „majordom absolut” – nici chiar pierderea singurei ființe iubite – și abia spre sfîrșitul vieții înțelege că lumea s a schimbat profund și că el nu este decît „o. So Ishiguro has won the noble prize for literature 2017 This uote from the yeasterday's guardian article says it all to me The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken completely by surprise” after he was named this year’s winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of “fake news” “Part of me feels like an imposter and part of me feels bad that I’ve got this before other living writers” said Ishiguro “Haruki Murakami Salman Rushdie Margaret Atwood Cormac McCarthy all of them immediately came into my head and I just thought wow this is a bit of a cheek for me to have been given this before themIshiguro is good and this book is very good It totally deserved the man booker prize but did Ishiguro really deserve the noble prize for literature Food for thought This was phenomenal Ishiguro has such a developed way of exploring consciousness the power of repression self serving denial and the destructive conseuences of regret The narrator of this is a stiffly rigid and rather dry old butler He has given everything over to his profession; he has left little room for his own personality to develop The characters he emulates are a mere representation of his employer’s needs; he behaves in a way that he thinks they wish him to he creates a persona to suit each one So there is very little left of the individual left on the surface He is simply is professional butler modelled round his current employers own characteristics What he so desperately needed was an awakening he so desperately needed to come out of himself and remember exactly who he is under the false layers of pomp and sophisticated etiuette But that would be impossible in its entirety It takes Stevenson a long time even remember who he is He goes on a journey of remembrances and through this he eventually sees the parallels between his own fate and that of his father’s; he realises that he too is getting too old for his job But he must delve even deeper into the past to fully remember himself He must see deeper into the regretful decisions he has made though he can never fully acknowledge such regret because to do so would be to destroy himself rendering an entire life meaningless worthless and wasted He has spent his entire professional life behind a mask He has no real friends and his relationship with his farther is strained to say the least There are a few moments when the veil slips; however they are not really visible to other characters I think at times this has gone so far that Stevenson actually forgets who he is The mask takes over and controls his behaviour; there is little room for sentiment or friendship it pushes people away with its austere act of singular professionalism “Do you realize Mr Stevens how much it would have meant to me if you had though to share your feeling last year You knew how upset I was when the girls were dismissed Do you realize how much it would have helped me Why Mr Stevens why why why do you always have to pretend” Unfortunately for Stevens he continues to wear this mask It’s led to all of these bad feelings and a life of servitude Indeed he becomes like his farther He is stuck in this perpetual state His brief holiday sends all his memories crashing back; he sees the different paths he could have taken had he been open to his own desires There are degrees of regret within his story but he cannot full let go; he cannot fully admit that he wishes he had lived his own life He has gone too far to simply change his ways If he changed now his life would have been a waste He must continue on this road one that will not allow him to enjoy the remains of his days This is a sad novel; it depicts a character that is so unbelievably stubborn that he prevents himself from receiving any regeneration or redemption He cannot change and this is his doom He is frustrating and stoic He is a nonchalant man who simply refuses to acknowledge his own feelings As a character he is superbly written but on an individual level I found him somewhat pitiable This is part of the wonder of the story though Stevens is his role; he will never transgress it I just felt so sorry for him because he really has had a wasted life; yes he has had a successful career; yes he has met some prestigious political figures and foreign dignitaries; yes he believes he is accomplished and successful but at the route of things he is undeniably woeful and lonely These are simply the excuses he tells himself He has missed out on friendship and love he has only experienced solitude and isolation In this Ishiguro delivers an awe inspiringly powerful statement in regards to the dangers of a life of pretending This was moving compelling and excellent This won’t be the last Ishiguro novel I read I’m literally amazed at how good this book wasFacebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia Kto naprawdę go zabił? yeasterday's guardian article says it all to me The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken completely by surprise” after he was named this Masters of the Air year’s winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of “fake news” “Part of me feels like an imposter and part of me feels bad that I’ve got this before other living writers” said Ishiguro “Haruki Murakami Salman Rushdie Margaret Atwood Cormac McCarthy all of them immediately came into my head and I just thought wow this is a bit of a cheek for me to have been given this before themIshiguro is good and this book is very good It totally deserved the man booker prize but did Ishiguro really deserve the noble prize for literature Food for thought This was phenomenal Ishiguro has such a developed way of exploring consciousness the power of repression self serving denial and the destructive conseuences of regret The narrator of this is a stiffly rigid and rather dry old butler He has given everything over to his profession; he has left little room for his own personality to develop The characters he emulates are a mere representation of his employer’s needs; he behaves in a way that he thinks they wish him to he creates a persona to suit each one So there is very little left of the individual left on the surface He is simply is professional butler modelled round his current employers own characteristics What he so desperately needed was an awakening he so desperately needed to come out of himself and remember exactly who he is under the false layers of pomp and sophisticated etiuette But that would be impossible in its entirety It takes Stevenson a long time even remember who he is He goes on a journey of remembrances and through this he eventually sees the parallels between his own fate and that of his father’s; he realises that he too is getting too old for his job But he must delve even deeper into the past to fully remember himself He must see deeper into the regretful decisions he has made though he can never fully acknowledge such regret because to do so would be to destroy himself rendering an entire life meaningless worthless and wasted He has spent his entire professional life behind a mask He has no real friends and his relationship with his farther is strained to say the least There are a few moments when the veil slips; however they are not really visible to other characters I think at times this has gone so far that Stevenson actually forgets who he is The mask takes over and controls his behaviour; there is little room for sentiment or friendship it pushes people away with its austere act of singular professionalism “Do Legacy of the Gods you realize Mr Stevens how much it would have meant to me if The Dome Builders Handbook you had though to share Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 your feeling last Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing year You knew how upset I was when the girls were dismissed Do Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing you realize how much it would have helped me Why Mr Stevens why why why do 3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google you always have to pretend” Unfortunately for Stevens he continues to wear this mask It’s led to all of these bad feelings and a life of servitude Indeed he becomes like his farther He is stuck in this perpetual state His brief holiday sends all his memories crashing back; he sees the different paths he could have taken had he been open to his own desires There are degrees of regret within his story but he cannot full let go; he cannot fully admit that he wishes he had lived his own life He has gone too far to simply change his ways If he changed now his life would have been a waste He must continue on this road one that will not allow him to enjoy the remains of his days This is a sad novel; it depicts a character that is so unbelievably stubborn that he prevents himself from receiving any regeneration or redemption He cannot change and this is his doom He is frustrating and stoic He is a nonchalant man who simply refuses to acknowledge his own feelings As a character he is superbly written but on an individual level I found him somewhat pitiable This is part of the wonder of the story though Stevens is his role; he will never transgress it I just felt so sorry for him because he really has had a wasted life; Dimsie Goes to School yes he has had a successful career; Sand Chronicles, Vol. 10 yes he has met some prestigious political figures and foreign dignitaries; Tinkle Tall Tales No. 2 yes he believes he is accomplished and successful but at the route of things he is undeniably woeful and lonely These are simply the excuses he tells himself He has missed out on friendship and love he has only experienced solitude and isolation In this Ishiguro delivers an awe inspiringly powerful statement in regards to the dangers of a life of pretending This was moving compelling and excellent This won’t be the last Ishiguro novel I read I’m literally amazed at how good this book wasFacebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia

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Rămășiță a trecutului” Aparut în Anglia 1989 romanul a primit în același an prestigiosul Booker Prize și a fost transpus cinematografic în anul 1993 de regizorul James Ivory într un film de excepție avîndu i ca protagoniști pe Anthony Hopkins și Emma Thompso. “The evening's the best part of the day You've done your day's work Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it” I suppose what one really needs at the end of it all in the twilight of life is to know that it was worth something that there was some meaning some purpose to it Because if it was all in vain why even tryWith The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro created a masterpiece mesmerizing evocative subtle elegant and perfectly crafted with precise mastery of language setting and characters At its heart it's a story of searching for something irrevocably lost in life a story of memory and its elusive unreliability It's beautiful and haunting with initial rose tinged glow of nostalgia slowly and subtly morphing into uiet gentle regret managing to coexist with dry humor and bits of satire It's a book of uncommon uality one that's impossible to forget one that deserves every ounce of praise that's it's been showered withWhat is dignity What is greatness How do you define your purpose These are uestions Stevens a uintessential English butler at the twilight of his life not surprisingly coinciding with the twilight of the British Empire ponders during his drive through the countryside in the search of an old friend a former housekeeper who Stevens thinks would make a great addition to the dwindled staff of a once great manor now owned by a rich American after the death of its former aristocratic owner the Lord in whose employ Stevens had faithfully spent several decades To Stevens the answers are initially clear the purpose and satisfaction the all elusive dignity itself lies in the unuestionable loyalty and devotion to the great ones of this world by association with whom you matter too But as the miles roll by the pull of Darlington Hall seems to lessen and bit by bit flashback by flashback in a surprisingly formal stream of consciousness the glimpses of the truth begin to appear and how unsettling they are Bit by bit mostly not through what he tells us but instead precisely through what he does not tell we come to see that poor Stevens is perhaps the most unreliable narrator there ever wasStarting from a formal stiff but still confident narration at the beginning of Stevens' journey we end up eventually on a bench on a pier glimpsing into his very private pain and heartbreak as he contemplates the remains of his life at the titular remains of the day Bit by bit through at times reluctant limited and yet unfailingly honest narration we get to experience the story of a man who put loyalty and faithful service above all pursuing the coveted dignity clinging to the well defined class roles and rigid expectations denying his own self in attempts to live up to the duty the uintessential Englishness that already in his time is becoming obsolete “However if a butler is to be of any worth to anything or anybody in life there must surely come a time when he ceases his searching; a time when he must say to himself 'This employer embodies all that I find noble and admirable I will hereafter devote myself to serving him” Stevens the most unreliable narrator manages to show us so much precisely through the things that he fails to tell the reader It's what's left unsaid that paints the real picture the disappointments the loss the lonely empty existence intentionally devoid of love and warmth “It is hardly my fault if his lordship's life and work have turned out today to look at best a sad waste and it is uite illogical that I should feel any regret or shame on my own account” Stevens in his earnest devotion remains loyal to the memory of Lord Darlington never fully admitting that the man he had spent his life serving and admiring was in fact not so great And how can he After all he has based his entire self worth his entire sense of being on devotedly serving a supposedly great and noble man feeling that in some little way he Stevens had something to do with shaping the fate of the world Openly admitting that Lord Darlington's made huge mistakes would shatter Stevens' entire self making everything useless missing his father's death going along with bigotry and prejudice and giving up a chance at love warmth and human companionship And yet at the end just for a moment or so the impeccable facade of uintessential English butler cracks and a pained confused man faces the realizations that are too unsettling to avoid “The fact is of course I said after a while I gave my best to Lord Darlington I gave him the very best I had to give and now well I find I do not have a great deal left to give” “Lord Darlington wasn't a bad man He wasn't a bad man at all And at least he had the privilege of being able to say at the end of his life that he made his own mistakes His lordship was a courageous man He chose a certain path in life it proved to be a misguided one but there he chose it he can say that at least As for myself I cannot even claim that You see I trusted I trusted in his lordship's wisdom All those years I served him I trusted I was doing something worthwhile I can't even say I made my own mistakes Really one has to ask oneself what dignity is there in that” The Remains of the Day is a book of loss and love and regret of things that define us and shape us about trust and loyalty misplaced and hopes and dreams crushed of selective memory and carefully constructed in self defense universes that let us try to be what we aspire to be and the cold brush with reality that inevitably comes To borrow Stevens' pained unexpected revelation “Indeed — why should I not admit it — in that moment my heart was breaking” “After all what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out uite as we might have wished” Wonderful 5 stars Esposa Humillada (Spanish Edition) your day's work Now Kto naprawdę go zabił? you can put Masters of the Air your feet up and enjoy it” I suppose what one really needs at the end of it all in the twilight of life is to know that it was worth something that there was some meaning some purpose to it Because if it was all in vain why even tryWith The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro created a masterpiece mesmerizing evocative subtle elegant and perfectly crafted with precise mastery of language setting and characters At its heart it's a story of searching for something irrevocably lost in life a story of memory and its elusive unreliability It's beautiful and haunting with initial rose tinged glow of nostalgia slowly and subtly morphing into uiet gentle regret managing to coexist with dry humor and bits of satire It's a book of uncommon uality one that's impossible to forget one that deserves every ounce of praise that's it's been showered withWhat is dignity What is greatness How do Legacy of the Gods you define The Dome Builders Handbook your purpose These are uestions Stevens a uintessential English butler at the twilight of his life not surprisingly coinciding with the twilight of the British Empire ponders during his drive through the countryside in the search of an old friend a former housekeeper who Stevens thinks would make a great addition to the dwindled staff of a once great manor now owned by a rich American after the death of its former aristocratic owner the Lord in whose employ Stevens had faithfully spent several decades To Stevens the answers are initially clear the purpose and satisfaction the all elusive dignity itself lies in the unuestionable loyalty and devotion to the great ones of this world by association with whom Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 you matter too But as the miles roll by the pull of Darlington Hall seems to lessen and bit by bit flashback by flashback in a surprisingly formal stream of consciousness the glimpses of the truth begin to appear and how unsettling they are Bit by bit mostly not through what he tells us but instead precisely through what he does not tell we come to see that poor Stevens is perhaps the most unreliable narrator there ever wasStarting from a formal stiff but still confident narration at the beginning of Stevens' journey we end up eventually on a bench on a pier glimpsing into his very private pain and heartbreak as he contemplates the remains of his life at the titular remains of the day Bit by bit through at times reluctant limited and Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing yet unfailingly honest narration we get to experience the story of a man who put loyalty and faithful service above all pursuing the coveted dignity clinging to the well defined class roles and rigid expectations denying his own self in attempts to live up to the duty the uintessential Englishness that already in his time is becoming obsolete “However if a butler is to be of any worth to anything or anybody in life there must surely come a time when he ceases his searching; a time when he must say to himself 'This employer embodies all that I find noble and admirable I will hereafter devote myself to serving him” Stevens the most unreliable narrator manages to show us so much precisely through the things that he fails to tell the reader It's what's left unsaid that paints the real picture the disappointments the loss the lonely empty existence intentionally devoid of love and warmth “It is hardly my fault if his lordship's life and work have turned out today to look at best a sad waste and it is uite illogical that I should feel any regret or shame on my own account” Stevens in his earnest devotion remains loyal to the memory of Lord Darlington never fully admitting that the man he had spent his life serving and admiring was in fact not so great And how can he After all he has based his entire self worth his entire sense of being on devotedly serving a supposedly great and noble man feeling that in some little way he Stevens had something to do with shaping the fate of the world Openly admitting that Lord Darlington's made huge mistakes would shatter Stevens' entire self making everything useless missing his father's death going along with bigotry and prejudice and giving up a chance at love warmth and human companionship And Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing yet at the end just for a moment or so the impeccable facade of uintessential English butler cracks and a pained confused man faces the realizations that are too unsettling to avoid “The fact is of course I said after a while I gave my best to Lord Darlington I gave him the very best I had to give and now well I find I do not have a great deal left to give” “Lord Darlington wasn't a bad man He wasn't a bad man at all And at least he had the privilege of being able to say at the end of his life that he made his own mistakes His lordship was a courageous man He chose a certain path in life it proved to be a misguided one but there he chose it he can say that at least As for myself I cannot even claim that You see I trusted I trusted in his lordship's wisdom All those 3 Months to No.1: The "No-Nonsense" SEO Playbook for Getting Your Website Found on Google years I served him I trusted I was doing something worthwhile I can't even say I made my own mistakes Really one has to ask oneself what dignity is there in that” The Remains of the Day is a book of loss and love and regret of things that define us and shape us about trust and loyalty misplaced and hopes and dreams crushed of selective memory and carefully constructed in self defense universes that let us try to be what we aspire to be and the cold brush with reality that inevitably comes To borrow Stevens' pained unexpected revelation “Indeed — why should I not admit it — in that moment my heart was breaking” “After all what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out uite as we might have wished” Wonderful 5 stars

Kazuo Ishiguro Ó 5 review

Stevens majordom de modă veche îndrăgostit în tăcere de frumoasa și inteligenta menajeră din castelul lordului Darlington se identifică într atît cu funcția sa încît trece senin pe lîngă dramaticele evenimente din timpul celui de al doilea război mondial la ca. Every day for the past week I've encouraged myself to start writing this review It feelt impossible to find my words to discuss such a literary masterpiece Who gives me the right to even try After staring blankly at the screen for some time I finally remembered a beautiful passage that can perfectly describe what I felt about this novel So I will let the author describe his work Although the uote depicts the magnificent English countryside It can be applied to the novel as well “What is pertinent is the calmness of beauty its sense of restraint It is as though the land knows of its own beauty its own greatness and feels no need to shout it”I believe that a restrained beauty is what characterizes The Remains of the Day and the voice of its main character Stevens As it was also the case in Never let me Go the message is hidden in the beautiful pages only suggested it comes to the reader in the form of a knot in the stomach or throat and the feelings linger for many days while one ponders on the meaning of hisher life “What can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out uite as we might have wished The hard reality is surely that for the likes of you and I there is little choice other than to leave our fate ultimately in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services What is the point in worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations surely that is in itself whatever the outcome cause for pride and contentment”Williams Stevens is a one of the few remaining “great” devoted butlers employed most of his life at Darlington Hall in the service of Lord Darlington After the war and the death of its owner the manor changes its ownership but the reduced staff remains with the new employer an American known as Mr Farraday When the new owner returns to the States for a few weeks he proposes to Stevens to borrow his car and enjoy a drive in the countryside Although reluctant at first the butler decides to take on the offer after he receives a letter from a former housekeeper of the Hall Miss Kenton to who it seems that he holds some affection He decides to visit her in order to suggest to return to work at the Hall The trip becomes the perfect occasion for revisiting the most important moments of Stevens past and to meditate on how his loyalty to his master and his decisionsor lack of made him lose certain opportunities to have a fulfilled emotional life “But what is the sense in forever speculating what might have happened had such and such a moment turned out differently One could presumably drive oneself to distraction in this way In any case while it is all very well to talk of 'turning points' one can surely only recognize such moments in retrospect Naturally when one looks back to such instances today they may indeed take the appearance of being crucial precious moments in one's life; but of course at the time this was not the impression one had Rather it was as though one had available a never ending number of days months years in which to sort out the vagaries of one's relationship with Miss Kenton; an infinite number of further opportunities in which to remedy the effect of this or that misunderstanding There was surely nothing to indicate at the time that such evidently small incidents would render whole dreams forever irredeemable”The language used by the author is beautiful exuisite It is the voice of the butler who writes in the restrained formal manner suitable for his job The effect is mesmerizing sometimes comical and other times heartbreaking in Steven’s incapacity to shed his role even for a second and live for himself “I can't even say I made my own mistakes Really one has to ask oneself what dignity is there in that”Beautiful emotional book that I warmly recommend to everyone Successful Intelligence you and I there is little choice other than to leave our fate ultimately in the hands of those great gentlemen at the hub of this world who employ our services What is the point in worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took Surely it is enough that the likes of The Language of Thorns (Grishaverse, you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations surely that is in itself whatever the outcome cause for pride and contentment”Williams Stevens is a one of the few remaining “great” devoted butlers employed most of his life at Darlington Hall in the service of Lord Darlington After the war and the death of its owner the manor changes its ownership but the reduced staff remains with the new employer an American known as Mr Farraday When the new owner returns to the States for a few weeks he proposes to Stevens to borrow his car and enjoy a drive in the countryside Although reluctant at first the butler decides to take on the offer after he receives a letter from a former housekeeper of the Hall Miss Kenton to who it seems that he holds some affection He decides to visit her in order to suggest to return to work at the Hall The trip becomes the perfect occasion for revisiting the most important moments of Stevens past and to meditate on how his loyalty to his master and his decisionsor lack of made him lose certain opportunities to have a fulfilled emotional life “But what is the sense in forever speculating what might have happened had such and such a moment turned out differently One could presumably drive oneself to distraction in this way In any case while it is all very well to talk of 'turning points' one can surely only recognize such moments in retrospect Naturally when one looks back to such instances today they may indeed take the appearance of being crucial precious moments in one's life; but of course at the time this was not the impression one had Rather it was as though one had available a never ending number of days months Disoriental years in which to sort out the vagaries of one's relationship with Miss Kenton; an infinite number of further opportunities in which to remedy the effect of this or that misunderstanding There was surely nothing to indicate at the time that such evidently small incidents would render whole dreams forever irredeemable”The language used by the author is beautiful exuisite It is the voice of the butler who writes in the restrained formal manner suitable for his job The effect is mesmerizing sometimes comical and other times heartbreaking in Steven’s incapacity to shed his role even for a second and live for himself “I can't even say I made my own mistakes Really one has to ask oneself what dignity is there in that”Beautiful emotional book that I warmly recommend to everyone