The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 is awarded
to the English writer:
British writer, Kazuo Ishiguro,
has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The 69-year-old author — one of the most critically acclaimed
in United Kingdom in modern times.
He’s written books with themes of regret,
多以悔恨 容忍 荒诞为主题
acceptance and absurdity.
Born in Japan,
Ishiguro has also been vocal on world crises —
including xenophobia and immigration.
I heard that
these kinds of things would actually
been some small way helpful,
to the climate we have at the moment, because I think we
we’ve entered a very uncertain time in the world.
One of Ishiguro’s most renowned works, “Remains of the Day”,
details the life of an elderly butler,
whether it was wasted in years of obedience,
and his missed chance at falling in love.
It was turned into a 1993 movie,
featuring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson,
nominated for an Oscar.
He’s an exquisite novelist.
I would say that if you mix Jane Austen and Kafka,
you get Ishiguro in a nutshell.
Ishiguro didn’t know he’d actually won the prize,
until he was contacted by media.
Initially thinking it was a hoax,
he now takes his place in a pantheon of greats,
including Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway.
This year returning to prize to its traditionally-interpretered roots,
after it was given to Bob Dylan last year.