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dc.contributor.advisorMarshik, Celia , Olster, Staceyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKelvey, Stacy Marieen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T17:35:15Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T17:35:15Z
dc.date.issued1-Dec-11en_US
dc.date.submitted11-Decen_US
dc.identifierMcKelvey_grad.sunysb_0771M_10758en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/59787
dc.description47 pg.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis essay explores the concept of authenticity in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel Never Let Me Go in relation to the ontologies presented in Martin Heidegger's Being and Time and Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness. Through a comparison of the three central characters, I argue that Kathy H. reveals an image of authentic living that reflects Heidegger's and Sartre's philosophies, yet also transcends them. Ishiguro, I argue, reconceives the exigencies of authentic self-creation by creating a protagonist who is able to establish her own existential projects, recognize the relationship between the factical and transcendental aspects of her identity, and accept her death as her own-most possibility despite the limiting circumstances of her environment. I argue that Ishiguro reveals authenticity as a viable possibility by creating a protagonist who is able to be both authentic and ethical.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of English. Charles Taber (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshModern literature--Literature--Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.otherAuthenticity, Identity, Jean-Paul Sartre, Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Heidegger, Never Let Me Goen_US
dc.titleA Figura of Authenticity: Redefining Authentic Living in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Meen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Marshik, Celia ; Olster, Stacey. Committee Member(s):en_US
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