Harvard Club of San Francisco Reading Group: The Remains of the Day by Kasuo Ishiguro
San Francisco (location will be sent on Friday, February 9 to those who RSVP)
Free, but RSVP required
Sunday, February 11
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Here is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
Ishiguro is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and of the Man Booker Prize.
Read the book then bring your thoughts and perspective to a lively discussion.
Registration required by February 8
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