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Kazuo Ishiguro

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Episode 89-Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Reads and Weeds

Claire is back! It is the day after the midterm elections and we are relieved that our rights were protected by Michiganders. Maryland and Missouri voted for cannabis legalization. Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota rejected it. I'm trying a new recording setup and smoking tiny joints and we have a great spontaneous conversation about everything from feng shui to gun safety and try to catch up on allllll that we've been reading. She loaned me Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro several months ago, which was released in 2005 to much award buzz. I read it right away but was so disturbed by the reveal of the horror underlying this seemingly simple story of teens at a boarding school that I couldn't really talk about it until now. Keep voting so we don't end up here, please and thank you.

1hr 18mins

19 Nov 2022

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The Remains Of The Day (Kazuo Ishiguro) In-Depth Book Discussion

A Phil Svitek Podcast - A Series From Your 360 Creative Coach

Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and I are book lovers and we've decided to do a monthly in-depth book discussion. Our 8th book is The Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and next month we'll be chatting about Ian McEwan's Saturday.   What's The Remains Of The Day about?    "The Remains of the Day is a 1989 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The protagonist, Stevens, is a butler with a long record of service at Darlington Hall, a stately home near Oxford, England. In 1956, he takes a road trip to visit a former colleague, and reminisces about events at Darlington Hall in the 1920s and 1930s."   Thanks for tuning in. Also, feel free to ask questions or offer opinions of your own, whether down in the comment section or by hitting me up on social media @PhilSvitek. Lastly, for more free resources from your 360 creative coach, check out my website at http://philsvitek.com.    RESOURCES/LINKS: -Coach or Consultant Services: https://philsvitek.com/lets-work-together/ -Podcast Services: http://philsvitek.com/podcastservices -Love Market Film: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Market-Amy-Cassandra-Martinez/dp/B09DFS3FTZ/ref=sr_1_14 -Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/philsvitek -Merchandise: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/phil-svitek---360-creative-coach/ -Instagram: http://instagram.com/philsvitek -Facebook: http://facebook.com/philippsvitek -Twitter: http://twitter.com/philsvitek -Financially Fit Foundation: http://financiallyfitfoundation.org -Master Mental Fortitude Book: http://mastermentalfortitude.com -Elan, Elan Book: http://philsvitek.com/elan-elan -In Search of Sunrise Book: http://philsvitek.com/in-search-of-sunrise -A Bogotá Trip Film: https://philsvitek.com/a-bogota-trip/


31 Oct 2022

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An Imaginary Dinner Party for Kazuo Ishiguro with Author Jessamine Chan


Motherhood, you’ve been on our minds, to misquote Bob Dylan… so it’s only fitting that in this week’s episode Monica and Emma are joined by Jessamine Chan, the author of the New York Times Bestselling début novel The School for Good Mothers (2022). Together we cook up a not-at-all-dystopian (believe it or not) imaginary dinner party for one of our literary heroes, Kazuo Ishiguro. The 2017 Nobel Laureate for Literature (there will be champagne), Sir Ishiguro’s brilliant and wide-ranging oeuvre includes The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), Never Let Me Go (2005), and most recently, Klara and the Sun (2021). From Chicago (Jessamine), Paris (Monica), and Toronto (Emma), we plan a Notting Hill soirée that, if not quite up to Darlington Hall standards, will certainly end on a memorable note.Write to us at fanfarefanmail@gmail.comMonica Ainley DLV @monicaainleyDLVEmma Knight @emmalknightJessamine Chan @jessamine.chanDinner with Ishiguro playlist on Spotify by DJ Monica DLVBooks we mention:The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan The oeuvre of Kazuo Ishiguro, including The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go and Klara and the SunNightbitch by Rachel YoderMovies we mention:The Remains of the Day (1993), a Merchant Ivory Production, costumes (crucially) designed by Jenny Beavan and John BrightNever Let Me Go (2010), directed by Mark Romanek, costumes by Rachel Fleming and Steven NobleWhat’s cooking:Emma’s Scottish Oatcakes recipe is in The Greenhouse Cookbook and sadly not on the inter webs, but here’s another from Healthy Little FoodiesDitto Emma’s miso-glazed eggplant recipe (nasu dengaku), but here is a similar one from Pickled PlumHasselback butternut squash with maple and Fresno chilies via Bon AppetitGomae, aka blanched spinach with toasted sesame seeds and sesame dressing from Just One Cookbook Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 Oct 2022

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Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Being Bookish

Klara and the Sun is the latest novel by Nobel prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. I have to be honest, I am not sure what I should classify it as, but the inclusion of artificial intelligence tells me it needs to at least be considered science-fiction. So, this week I am taking a look at a contemporary science fiction novel about an Artificial Friend searching for the true definition and meaning of love.


8 Aug 2022

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12. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Literature & Libations

Kayla and Taylor discuss the themes and major beats of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2016 novel The Buried Giant. Topics include the importance of remembering, Dragon Truthers, and the real purpose of the boatman.This week’s drink: a hearty English/British ale! Taylor is drinking North Coast Old Stock AleCurrent Reads and Recommendations:Iron Widow by Xiran Jay ZhaoThe Cartographers by Peng ShepherdNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroFollow us on Instagram @literatureandlibationspod.Visit our website: literatureandlibationspod.com to submit feedback, questions, or your own takes on what we are reading. You can also see what we are reading for future episodes! You can email us at literatureandlibationspod@gmail.com.Please leave us a review and/or rating! It really helps others find our podcast…and it makes us happy!Purchase books via bookshop.org or check them out from your local public library. Join us next time as we discuss The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton JusterHere is the cocktail recipe for the upcoming episode if you want to drink along with us!Sunny Side of the Street via ThrillistINGREDIENTS1 pouch Capri Sun1 oz. white rum0.25 oz. Maraschino0.5 oz. lemon juiceLemon wedge, for garnishDIRECTIONSCut open the Capri Sun packet horizontally along the top seam. (Don’t worry about leaving a jagged edge, as the drink is served with the attached straw.)Pour out 2.5 oz. (or take as a shot - you know you want to)Combine remaining juice with the rest of the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shakeStrain back into open Capri Sun pouch and serve with attached straw. Garnish with lemon wedge.


28 Jun 2022

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Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro, 1995) || Good Book Boys

Good Book Boys

"Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it.Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is.Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date." (via Goodreads).


12 Jun 2022

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#3 Kazuo Ishiguro- Remains of the Day

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In episode 3, we discuss Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker-Prize winning novel, Remains of the Day. This Japanese-born British novelist is  one of the most decorated  living writers. Remains of the Day is Ishiguro's first novelistic venture outside of Japan, and the novel is fresh and smart and filled with the originality of a master storyteller who is capable of travel and metamorphosis. In this show. we discuss: unreliable narrators, dignity, banter, the pursuit of goodness, and much more. Thanks for listening. And enjoy✌️

1hr 33mins

13 May 2022

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Klara and the sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

1001 Books


1hr 30mins

25 Apr 2022

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Ep 525 - The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro


Truly great butlers are work-focused automata, occupied only on maintaining and increasing the reputation of their employer. But what if there were more to life than that? This week, we follow one butler as he comes to exactly that realization. Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on OverdueSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

4 Apr 2022

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Episode 107 - Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

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Patrick sort of analyzes Never Let Me Go and ends up going on a rant for twenty minutes.

1hr 3mins

30 Jan 2022