In fact, the only literary whopper that has beaten me (so far) is Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled
, which is without plot, or narrative, or logic, and which I've set aside twice, having made it about two-thirds of the way through, for fear of my sanity.
When Louis's body arrived, Elizabeth went to see his body unconsoled
in her grief.
Ishiguro, The Unconsoled
." The London Review of Books, Vol.
The consolation is there, but we live unconsoled
, waiting for the transcendent to be mastered and applied to our inner squalls and sorrows.
In 1995 Ishiguro wrote a lengthy novel, The Unconsoled
, running into 535 pages, which covers three days in the life of a man, a stream of consciousness technique, perfected by James Joyce.
This is why someone must come to the border forest and stand among the ghosts that still roam, unconsoled
, and nod at them in recognition.
Critics viewed The Unconsoled
, a surreal, dreamlike novel about a pianist in an unnamed European city, as magical realism when it came out in 1995.
was written during the 1990's, which was followed by When We Were Orphans in 2000 and 2005's Never Let Me Go followed a group of students at a boarding school living in a dystopian future.
His other work includes A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Buried Giant, The Unconsoled
, An Artist of the Floating World.
(2007): "The Good Wound: Memory and Community in The Unconsoled
',Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 49, 4, 361-386.