Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 30, 2009 in News tagged with

 

Kazuo Isguro will publish his new book, Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, on May 7, 2009.  After writing six novels, – A Pale View of Hills (1982), The Remains of the Day (1989), The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000) and Never Let Me Go (2005) – the author presents his first collection of short stories; although he says,

" Well I’m not quite sure what you’re supposed to call it," … "I’ve been resisting calling it a collection of short stories because sometimes novelists do publish collections of short stories, and they’re basically a rag bag of stories they’ve had sitting around for the last 30 years. Whereas this book I actually sat down and wrote from start to finish."

The five stories explore ideas of love, music and passing of time; "this quinqet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life’s romance, even as one get older, relationships flounder and youthful hopes recede."

You can watch a video inspired by this collection of stories, made by George Wu for theguardian.co.uk:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/video/2009/mar/30/kazuo-ishiguro-nocturnes

Also, The Guardian offers an interesting article about these stories and an interview with the author by Decca Aitkenhead; go to:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/27/kazuo-ishiguro-interview-books

The image has been taken from amazon.com, the link where you can find the information about Kazuo Ishiguro’s new book is the following:

www.amazon.co.uk/Nocturnes-Five-Stories-Music-Nightfall/dp/057124498X/ref=sr_1_1


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