《中英對照讀新聞》Novelist Ishiguro’s notes and works head to Texas library 小說家石黑一雄的筆記與作品前進德州圖書館
The sweeping archives of award-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro will be heading to a University of Texas research library, including a discarded opening chapter for his best-known book, "The Remains of the Day," the university said.
The novelist, who was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and has lived in Britain since he was a child, has kept extensive notes of his novels and multiple drafts of his works that include "Never Let Me Go" and "The Buried Giant."
The collection will be going to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, a research library that is a major collector of manuscripts and original source material. The university paid just over $1 million to acquire the material, a library spokeswoman said.
Ishiguro began to gain notice in the 1980s for his works such as "A Pale View of the Hills" and global fame for "The Remains of the Day," a story of a fastidious and repressed butler in postwar Britain.
The novel won him the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction and was turned into a well-received movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
discarded：形容詞，被丟棄的。動詞為discard，指拋棄、丟棄。例句：Discard your bad habits.（丟掉你的壞習慣。）
fastidious：形容詞，愛挑剔的、過份講究的。例句：He is fastidious about keeping the room clean.（他對房間有潔癖。）