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Jean-Léon Gérôme ( Fench Painter, 1824 – 1904) – The Slave Market 1866


Jean-Léon Gérôme ( Fench Painter, 1824 – 1904)  –  The Slave Market 1866

Jean-Léon Gérôme ( Fench Painter, 1824 – 1904) – The Slave Market 1866

France 24 :  British writer Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for literature


British writer Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for literature

British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel “The Remains of the Day”, won the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.

http://www.france24.com/en/20171005-british-writer-kazuo-ishiguro-wins-nobel-prize-literature

Ishiguro, “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”, the Academy wrote.

Ishiguro has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for “The Remains of the Day”.

Born in Nagasaki, he moved to Britain with his family when he was five years old, only returning to visit Japan as an adult.

Both his first novel “A Pale View of Hills” from 1982 and the subsequent one, “An Artist of the Floating World” from 1986, take place in Nagasaki a few years afterWorld War II.

“The themes Ishiguro is most associated with are already present here: memory, time, and self-delusion,” the Academy said.

“This is particularly notable in his most renowned novel, ‘The Remains of the Day’,” which was turned into a film with Anthony Hopkins acting as the duty-obsessed butler Stevens.

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Watch “Joe Purdy – Wash Away (Lost)” on YouTube


Wash Away

Joe Purdy

Lyrics

I got troubles, Lord, but not today
”Cause they’re gonna wash away
They’re gonna wash away

And I have sins, Lord, but not today
‘Cause they’re gonna wash away
They’re gonna wash away

And I had friends, Lord, but not today
‘Cause they done; washed away
They done; washed away

And oh, I’ve been cryin’
And oh, I’ve been cryin’
And oh, no more cryin’
And oh, no more cryin’ here

And we got lonely, Lord, but not today
‘Cause we gonna wash away
We gonna wash away

And I got troubles, Lord, but not today
‘Cause they’re gonna wash away
This old heart is gonna take them away

Songwriters: Joe Purdy

Wash Away lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc