The Politics of Englishness in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" and Julian Barnes' "England, England"


Essay, 2018

8 Pages, Grade: 1,0


Abstract or Introduction

This essay aims to compare Kazuo Ishiguro's book 'The Remains of the Day' (1989) and Julian Barnes' book 'England, England' (1998) with regard to the manner in which they construct and deconstruct England as a nation and ideal. The relationship between individual and national identity, the selective nature of national history as well as the role of myth and nostalgia within the 'imagined political community' of England will be discussed.

Details

Title
The Politics of Englishness in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" and Julian Barnes' "England, England"
College
Uppsala University  (English Department)
Course
MA Course: Englishness and the Making of Cultural Identity
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2018
Pages
8
Catalog Number
V963327
ISBN (eBook)
9783346315526
ISBN (Book)
9783346315533
Language
English
Keywords
Ishiguro, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, Barnes, Remains of the Day, England, Nation, Myth, History, Deconstruction, National Myth, National ideals, Romantiziced Past, Englishness, Politics of Englishness, Anderson
Quote paper
Silvia Schilling (Author), 2018, The Politics of Englishness in Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day" and Julian Barnes' "England, England", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/963327

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