Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes a book discussion in English about the novel ‘The Unconsoled’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
This is a free book discussion in English, organized at not cost for the attendees. The only requirement is to read the book!
Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical – and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be – he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life.
Ishiguro’s extraordinary and original study of a man whose life has accelerated beyond his control was met on publication by consternation, vilification – and the highest praise.
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒 一雄), OBE, FRSA, FRSL is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017). His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master’s from the University of East Anglia’s creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London.
His first novel, A Pale View of Hills, won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World, won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His fourth novel, The Unconsoled, won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant, a New York Times bestseller. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.
His novels An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of «The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945». In 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer «who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world».
Book discussion: ‘The Unconsoled’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
When: Saturday, January 21st, 2023, at 18:00 (6pm, Madrid local time)
Where: El Paraíso del Desierto
C. del Dr. Esquerdo, 140, 28007 Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizer: Adrian Diaz
Contact: +34 668853320
Mandatory: Read the book
It’s not necessary to book in advance anymore, just show up at the designated place on the day and time of the discussion and we’ll be there. We’re usually 14-15 people for the famous books, and around 9-10 people for the less known ones.
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