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Lauren McGuinn

Ms. Gardner

English 10H/6

18 October 2016

Never Let Me Go Annotated Bibliographies

"Apple Urges Organ Donation Via New iPhone Software." San Francisco Chronicle. 05

Jul. 2016: n/a. SIRS Issues Researcher. sks.sirs.com/webapp/article?


In the San Francisco Chronicles article, Apple Urges Organ Donation Via New iPhone

Software, it discusses the intentions and inspirations of the new software update on the health

information app. Apple is encouraging iPhone users to register as an organ donor through the

new software, which will feature an easy sign-up button. Apple and donor advocates anticipate

that the new sign-up method will spark interest in Apple users, especially millennials of today.

CEO Tom Cook reveals this new idea for the health information app was inspired when former

boss, Steve Jobs, undergone an excruciating wait for a liver transplant in 2009. Tom states the

intention for the new software is to efficiently help the long-term and critical donor shortage.

The San Francisco Chronicles report on the new iPhone software update for organ

donation presents readers with appealing and dense details about the feature. The intentions and

hopes for the sign-up button are clear and sufficient, capturing the attention of its audience. In

this article, readers are also clearly informed of the criticalness towards the ongoing donor

shortage, and how with the press of a button, lives can quickly be saved.

Bernstein, Lenny. "Transplant Surgeries Test Warm vs. Cold Transport." Washington

Post. 23 May 2016: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher.

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Lenny Bernsteins article, Transplant Surgeries Test Warm vs. Cold Transport,

expands amongst TransMedics idea that organs should now be kept in warm water instead

of cold when being transported. Liver transplant patient, Lloyd Matsumoto, discusses how

he is pleased with the results that his new liver quickly began to function smoothly after his

surgery. Matsumotos soon to be liver was transported and kept alive in a device that

retains its temperature, perfuses it with oxygenated blood and supervises its critical activity

instead of being kept in ice for hours. TransMedics new approach emphasizes that organs

should be transported in warm water rather than cold, this way the organs maintain their

natural processes rather than having them slow down.

Bernsteins article thoroughly progresses through the new approach of transporting

organs, and conveys to readers the overall positive effect this new plan holds for future

organ transplants. The article is consumed with appealing, organized informative details

on improvements for organ transportation, persuading its readers opinions on organ

donation. The effect of the anecdote--Lloyd Matsumoto's experience-- in the article informs

its audience with a positive outlook on organ donation, and possible thoughts on

considering donating themselves. Throughout the article, Bernstein produces an

informative article filled with complex information on the transportation of organs and its

new take on improvement.

Ishiguro, Kazuo, and Brian W. Shaffer. "' Contemporary Literature."

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Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center,



Brian W. Shaffers interview, Contemporary Literature with Kazuo Ishiguro,

explores the symbolic and psychological themes that expand throughout his novels. While

working with the homeless in Glasgow and London shelters as a social worker, Ishiguros

experience and exposure with modern psychology is richly portrayed amongst his works.

Throughout his novels, Ishiguros narratives follow a certain formula that sparks

continuous themes. From the various occupations each protagonist holds, the narrative

steers back and forth over events extending throughout various decades of the

protagonists life forming a vast web of personal and historical traumas.

This interview offers its audience complex and structured information about Kazuo

Ishiguros finest novels. The discussion provides absorbing details about Ishiguros

psychological themes that surface throughout his work, engaging first time readers of his

books a taste of his style. Throughout the discussion, readers are educated with helpful and

tasteful details about his narratives. Evoking depth, this interview is organized and can

successfully accommodate its audience with further literary background on Ishiguros


Ishiguro, Kazuo, and Gregory Mason. "An Interview with Kazuo Ishiguro."

Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeffrey W. Hunter and Deborah A.

Schmitt, vol. 110, Gale, 1999. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?

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Gregory Masons interview with Kazuo Ishiguro evokes a precise and detailed

background on the Ishiguros early childhood, education, inspirations, and how these

characteristics influence themes in his novels. Born November 8th, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan,

Ishiguro reflects on his childhood memories of Japan and his familys move from Japan to

England. He studied philosophy at Kent University and was a social worker with the homeless,

prompting him to take interest in psychology. Through his Western tradition of writing, he is

influenced by the visual images from Japanese movies in the fifties.

Masons interview kindles a thorough and rich aspect when reading about Kazuo

Ishiguros early life and novels, and seeks beyond simple facts. Masons questions provide

readers with complex and personal answers from Ishiguro, sparking a captivating interest

throughout the discussion. Through Masons utilization of variety, the interview clearly conveys

conclusions between Ishiguros personal life and his work. Ultimately, the interview offers its

audience with an understanding of Ishiguros intentions, and the importance of his culture and

inspirations that influence his writing.

Suter, Rebecca. "Untold and unlived lives in Kazuo Ishiguro's never let me go: a response

to Burkhard Niederhoff." Connotations, vol. 21, no. 2-3, 2011, p. 397+. Literature

Resource Center,


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Rebecca Sutters article, Untold and Unlived Lives in Kazuo Ishiguros Never Let Me

Go: A Response to Burkhard Niederhoff, claims that Never Let Me Go has similar themes to

Ishiguros well known novel, The Remains of the Day, but that it expands the trope of

unlived life in an unexpected direction by placing it in a science fiction novel. Suter uses

Burkhard Niederhoff for criteria for the motif of an unlived life: an alternate reality; a backwards

timeline; a sustained reflection on the alternate life; and the characters participation in the


This article offers its readers a clear understanding of the physiological effects in the

novel,Never Let Me Go. Suter declares that the sci-fi nature of the novel automatically leads

the reader to question personal memory and challenge the idea of individual identity. While

flashback structure certainly deals with memory, at times, Suter conveys to her audience this

device seems more about plot structure than identity or memory. This article provoked depth and

creativity in its details. Suter accomplishes complexity throughout her claims, and provides her

audience with rich and creative comparisons between the two novels.

"The remains of the life: booker winner Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his new novel, a

haunting fable of hope and limitations." The Bookseller, 21 Jan. 2005, p. 26.

Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?



The Booksellers article, The Remains of the Life: Book Winner Kazuo Ishiguros talks

about his new novel, a Haunting Fable of Hope and Limitations, is narrated interview. The
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interviewer is not named or identified; Kazuo Ishiguro conveys the process of writing Never Let

Me Go. Ishiguro states that although the framework of the novel is science fiction, he did not

set out to write science fiction; he sees the theme of the novel as living life the best that we can

in the context of all of us will gradual lose control of various hits of ourselves.

While it was interesting to read Ishiguros own words about the writing process, overall,

the article does not provide readers with absorbing and descriptive information. The article

lacked depth and organization throughout. There are very few follow up questions, lacking

clarity and engaged attention towards its audience. Throughout Ishiguros answers in the article,

the article fails to address and analyze some of the issues he had mentioned. Ultimately, this

article holds an absence of clarity and organization in its information, and doesnt provide

readers with interesting or informative details about Ishiguros writing process for his novel,

Never Let Me Go.