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Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

In this course, Dr Richard Robinson (Swansea University) explores Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel, Never Let Me Go. We begin by introducing Ishiguro's previous works, before focusing on the idea on the unreliable first-person narrator. After that, we consider a number of themes in the novel, including the presentation of time and memory, the style and voice of the novel, the ideas of 'original' and 'copy', and the relationship between art and creation. In the sixth and final module, we think about the genre of Never Let Me Go: is it a science fiction novel? does it matter?


In this module, we provide an introduction to Ishiguro and his novels, focusing in particular on his interest in the unreliable first-person narrator.

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Robinson, R. (2018, August 15). Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go - Introduction [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Robinson, R. "Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go – Introduction." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018,


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Dr Richard Robinson

Swansea University