Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This essay argues that Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go reshapes colonial subjectivity through a sense of loss. By borrowing Homi Bhabha's notion of mimicry, which characterizes colonial subjectivity as a state of ambivalence between assimilation and dissimilation, I explore how the clones' collective retrospection posits Norfolk as the site of subject-forming loss and how Kathy's narrative voice gradually signals the emptying of self.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-7303
Print ISSN
0040-4691
Pages
pp. 270-290
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-07
Open Access
No
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