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An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World

  • Title: An Artist of the Floating World
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  • ISBN : 9780571225361
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 206 pages


In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the floating world the noct In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the floating world the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being


Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro or is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature 2017 His family moved to England in 1960 Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor s degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master s from the University of East Anglia s creative writing course in 1980 He became a British citizen in 1982 He now lives in London.His first novel, A Pale




An Artist of the Floating World Reviews (31)

  • Did you ever wonder what it was like in Japan after its defeat in WW II So here we are in Japan in 1947 Our main character, an older man and an artist, lost his wife in a stray bomb that also destroyed much of his home, and he also lost his only son in the war But he still has two daughters one marr [..]

  • Second reading The gist of this novel is the narrator s culpability for his patriotic actions during the war with the U.S Set in a suburb of Tokyo during the American occupation, the narrator, Masuji Ono, is now surrounded by those who blame him for Japan s disastrous gamble on war and those like hi [..]

  • Rereading this novel I felt that the award of the 2017 Nobel prize for Literature to Ishiguro was a very safe choice.In one way Ishiguro s books are not very interesting, the narrator might be unreliable or limited, there is a concern for memory and the role of a creative intelligence in understandi [..]

  • Ishiguro is at his absolute best when he is exploring pain He takes mundane characters, ordinary people, and demonstrates how the present is perpetually pervaded by the past.Memories shape us and, in some ways, define who we are There is no moving away from them, no matter how hard we might try And [..]

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