The Buried Giant

The_Buried_Giant

先日の作家のお話の続きです。

そして、もっとも新しい本がThe Buried Giant です。

こちらも現在、本屋にいくとメインスポットに並んでいる注目の本です。

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third person omniscient narrator introduces the story and makes introductory comments throughout the novel, clearly addressing a more modern (if not modern) audience, for example by describing the differences between roads and houses in the story’s time and ones the reader is familiar with. Several characters provide the perspective for the action of the novel.

The novel is set immediately after Arthurian Britain, with “Britons” living alongside Saxons. From the start, the novel introduces non-mimetic creatures (such as Ogres): these fantastic creatures are accepted as fact (and in fact do exist in the narrative) although they are seldom directly described or observed by the protagonists.

The story begins with Axl and Beatrice, an elderly (Christian) Briton married couple living in a communal agrarian village somewhat like a warren (partially carved into the hillside). Their love is obvious and Axl always addresses Beatrice as “princess.” Although Axl and Beatrice are tolerated within the community and state they are still able to complete the tasks assigned them, there is evidence that they are of low social status (children taunt them, and the community takes away and forbids the couple’s candle, forcing them to spend their nights in the cold). Axl observes that people seem to have a general problem with memory: he is unable to recall a kindly red-haired woman who has disappeared from the community, and observes the townsfolk forget about a missing child, Marta, they had been frantically searching for.

忘れられた巨人は、クセルとベアトリスの老夫婦が遠い地で暮らす息子に会うため、長年暮らした村を後にする。

若い戦士、鬼に襲われた少年、老騎士などさまざまな人々に出会いながら、雨が降る荒れ野を渡り、森を抜け、謎

の霧に満ちた大地を旅する物語です。

失われた記憶や愛、戦いと復讐のこだまを静謐に描く、ブッカー賞作家の傑作長篇となっています。

 

そしてもう一つがテレビでも最近ドラマ化された私を離さないです。

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Never Let Me Go is a 2005 dystopian science fiction novel by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro. It was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize (an award Ishiguro had previously won in 1989 for The Remains of the Day), for the 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award and for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award. Time magazine named it the best novel of 2005 and included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. It also received an ALA Alex Award in 2006. A film adaptation directed by Mark Romanek was released in 2010; a Japanese television drama aired in 2016.

自他共に認める優秀な介護人キャシー・Hは、提供者と呼ばれる人々を世話しています。

キャシーが生まれ育った施設ヘールシャムの仲間も提供者でした。共に青春 の日々を送り、かたい絆

で結ばれた親友のルースとトミーも彼女が介護しました。。キャシーは病室のベッドに座り、あ

るいは病院へ車を走らせながら、施設での奇 妙な日々に思いをめぐらせます。

図画工作に極端に力をいれた授業、毎週の健康診断、保護官と呼ばれる教師たちの不思議な態度、そ

して、キャシーと愛する人々 がたどった数奇で皮肉な運命にまきこまれていきます。

代表作『日の名残り』につづくイシグロ作品の代表作です。

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