Some novels are magical and that magic does not come from what they represent, but what they do. They get inside of your mind and they change the way you see the world. The Buried Giant is a novel that does this. The book is about reconnecting with the past and people can connect with their own past through this novel. The Buried Giant is about things we have forgotten as people. It is set in a fairy tale land.
- Hope Whitmore offers a detailed interview with Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- The heart of the interview is discussion of Ishiguro’s, The Buried Giant.
- In The Buried Giant, Ishiguro explores how collective memories are formed, particularly, how societies choose which memories to cherish, and which ones to forget.
“Some novels are magic — not in what they represent, but what they do.”