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An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day 
 
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.

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A special edition of Kazuo Ishiguo's classic novel to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new introduction by the author

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General Fields

  • : 9780571330386
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : June 2016
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kazuo Ishiguro
  • : Paperback
  • : 224