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Ishiguro's Inhuman Aesthetics

Black, Shameem


The question of what it means to be human pervades Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go, which gradually reveals a counterfactual twentieth-century England where clone colonies provide ready supplies of organs for donation. In the tradition of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932) and George Orwell's 1984 (1949), the novel envisions a dystopian civil society where clones struggle to comprehend the significance of their own circumscribed personhood. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this interrogation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Modern Fiction Studies
DOI: 10.1353/mfs.0.1637
Access Rights: Open Access


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