>>7589139 There is nothing Japanese about Ishiguro. He was born and raised in the UK, writes in English, and barely speaks a lick of Japanese. His Japanese-set books were based completely on a fantasized/imagined Japan (as he himself will state in interviews), which baka gaijins misinterpreted as a genuine portrayl of the Japanese experience. That's why he doesn't write about Japan anymore cause he was tired of foreign devils misinterpreting his stuff.
>>7589148 Sorry I made a mistake - he was actually born in Japan and lived there until he was 6 before his family moved to the UK, so he's a bit more Japanese than I portrayed. However the fact remains he's much more of a British author than a Japanese author, and he does not follow the Japanese literary tradition.
>>7589160 Sure there's merit to that but to say "the Japanese capture that feeling very well" is strange because even though Ishiguro and the Japanese literary tradition may share that trait, it's not for the same reason considering how divergent Ishiguro's life/background is from the Japanese authors. If anything it'd be analogous to convergent evolution and not due to any inherent "Japanese-ness" of Ishiguro/the idea of melancholy.
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