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An artist of the floating world, Kazuo Ishiguro

Label
An artist of the floating world
Title
An artist of the floating world
Statement of responsibility
Kazuo Ishiguro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past -to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism -a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity
Summary
This is the story of an artist as an aging man, struggling through the wreckage of Japan's World War II experience. Ishiguro's first novel
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Whitbread Book Award for Novel, 1986.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year, 1986.
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035773
Cataloging source
WAU
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1954-
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Ishiguro, Kazuo
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Artists
  • Older men
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
An artist of the floating world, Kazuo Ishiguro
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047946694
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780571225361
System control number
(OCoLC)140698794
Label
An artist of the floating world, Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication
Control code
000047946694
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780571225361
System control number
(OCoLC)140698794

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