The Remains of the Day

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A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book.
Ha scritto il 27/12/17
It is, of course, the responsibility of every butler to devote his utmost care in the devising of a staff plan. "I believe strongly that this 'dignity' is something one can meaningfully strive for throughout one's career. My father came of a generation mercifully free of such confusions of our professional values".
We are in 1956, it is summer and the butler Stevens is going on a six-day motoring trip through the West Country. During his trip he remembers his past; his service at Lord Darlington: "The fact is I gave my best to Lord Darlington. It is, of course,...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/08/16
Mr. Stevens mi ha messo malinconia
Quando arriva la sera e ripensiamo alla giornata appena trascorsa dovremmo sentirci soddisfatti, stanchi ma soddisfatti di ciò che si è fatto, senza rimpianti. Mr. Stevens è un personaggio d'altri tempi, composto, lucido e senza esitazioni, ma quando...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/12/14

This is writing at its finest

Ha scritto il 12/10/14

Try to make the best of what remains of your day

James Chen
Ha scritto il 08/10/14

A great work, a must-read of Kazuo Ishiguro, who is one of the most respectable and remarkable writers of our times.

Ha scritto il Dec 05, 2014, 18:29
"For instance I get to thinking about a life i might have had with you" (i.e. Mr.Stevens). And Mr. Stevens..."I do not think I responded immediately.....Moreover, as you might appreciate, their implications were such as to provoke a certain degree of...Continua
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Princess Lolita
Ha scritto il Mar 02, 2011, 08:06
It is sometimes said that butlers only truly exist in England. Other countries, whatever title is actually used, have only manservants. I tend to believe this is true. Continentals are unable to be butlers because they are as a breed incapable of the...Continua
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Princess Lolita
Ha scritto il Mar 02, 2011, 07:55
The English landscape at its finest – such as I saw it this morning – possesses a quality that the landscape of other nations, however more superficially dramatic, inevitably fail to possess. It is, I believe, a quality that will mark out the English...Continua
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Valentina Fini
Ha scritto il Jun 11, 2010, 18:08
I mean, all this we've been talking about. Treaties and boundaries and reparations and occupations. But Mother Nature just carries on her own sweet way. Funny to think of it like that, don't you think? 'Yes, indeed it is, sir' 'I wonder if it wouldn'...Continua
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Ha scritto il Mar 03, 2009, 14:19
E almeno ha avuto il privilegio di poter dire, alla fine della propria vita, di aver commesso i propri errori. Sua signoria è stato un uomo coraggioso. Ha scelto un certo percorso, nella sua vita, che si è rivelato un percorso sbagliato; ma era quell...Continua
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