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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born English novelist who shot to international fame with his Booker Prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day (1989). Originally from Nagasaki, Ishiguro's father was…

Ishiguro, Kazuo

(Encyclopedia) Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954–, English novelist, b. Nagasaki. His family left Japan in 1960 and immigrated to England, where he attended the universities of Kent (B.A., 1978)…

Carey Mulligan

Dimpled, British, and looking younger than her age, Carey Mulligan made her professional debut in 2005 -- as Kitty Bennet in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice -- and parlayed…

Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield is the American-English actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 2016's Hacksaw Ridge. He's also the guy who starred in the second round of The Amazing Spider-Man…

butoh

(Encyclopedia) butoh [Jap.,=dance of darkness], avant-garde dance form developed in post–World War II Japan. First performed in 1959 by the dancers Tatsumi Hijikata (1928–86) and Kazuo…

Man Booker Prize

Britain's most prestigious literary award is presented each Oct. or Nov. by the National Book League in the United Kingdom, for the best full-length novel…

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von

(Encyclopedia) Leibniz or Leibnitz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Baron von both: gôt´frēt vĭl´hĕlm bärôn´ fan līp´nĭts [key], 1646–1716, German philosopher and mathematician, b.…

The 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900

Book Magazine, now defunct, compiled a panel of 55 authors, literary agents, editors, and actors in 2002 to “rank the top one hundred characters in literature since 1900.”Jay Gatsby, The…