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An Artist of the Floating World (Faber Fiction Classics) by [Ishiguro, Kazuo]
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In An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro offers readers of the English language an authentic look at post-war Japan, "a floating world" of changing cultural behaviours, shifting societal patterns and troubling questions. Ishiguro, who was born in Nagasaki in 1954 but moved to England in 1960, writes the story of Masuji Ono, a bohemian artist and purveyor of the nightlife who became a propagandist for Japanese imperialism during the war. But the war is over. Japan lost, Ono's wife and son have been killed, and many young people blame the imperialists for leading the country to disaster. What's left for Ono? Ishiguro's treatment of this story earned a 1986 Whitbread Prize.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 657.0 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (8 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI91PS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 92 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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