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An Artist of the Floating World Paperback – 23 Mar 1987

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (23 Mar. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 057114716X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571147168
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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As Japan rebuilds her cities after the calamity of World War II, the celebrated painter Masuji Ono should be enjoying a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to a life and career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism, a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

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