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The Unconsoled (Paperback)

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Two Lives: On Hanya Yanagihara and Atticus Lish 5

In Yanagihara’s novel, squalor and degradation are the ruinous individual exception in a world of summer houses and talent and hard work that gets you somewhere; in Lish’s, they are the baseline condition of the life we have made on our planet.

Lethal Language: Ben Marcus Urges Writers to March on the Enemy 11

Accessibility is such a strange, sad measure of the writing I love. Dora the Explorer is accessible. The Unconsoled is not.

It's Not You, It's Me: Breaking Up With Books 76

Recently it struck me that the list of books I’ve started and not finished has grown quite formidable. I ask myself what this “means,” if it reflects some kind of moral devolution.

The Lion, The Witch and Ishiguro 3

The surprise in a large part of Kazuo Ishiguro's work is that he changes the very quality of the world in some subtle but deeply alarming way.

The British Best of the Last 25 Years 1