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Never Let Me Go (2005): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

Library Databases

Use the links below to search for criticism and interpretation of literary works, as well as biographical information about authors. To access databases from off-campus, you will need to log in with your MyAACC credentials or enter your library barcode number.

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Other Books & Audiovisual materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Kazuo Ishiguro, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material relevant to Never Let Me Go. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction, vol. 1
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors, vol. 3
  • Ethics: Questions of Morality & Human Actions, vols. 3, 4
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Childhood and Society
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Moral Issues

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