Memory, nostalgia and recognition in Ishiguro’s work
Authors: Teo, Y.
The field of memory studies has attracted much interest from various branches of the humanities and social sciences internationally since the early 1990s, and research in this field continues to expand across the disciplines.1 Memory is one of the most important elements in Kazuo Ishiguro’s work. It appears as a hallmark in his fiction and a theme that he constantly returns to examine. The significance of memory in Ishiguro’s novels has often been noted by critics and academics, but there has been surprisingly little published about this aspect of his work.