9780571225361

An Artist of the Floating World

Ishiguro, Kazuo

ISBN 10: 0571225365 / 0-571-22536-5
ISBN 13: 9780571225361
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
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 Iantern-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.

Review:
In An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro offers readers of the English language an authentic look at postwar Japan, "a floating world" of changing cultural behaviors, 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 night life 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.

Review

Review:
7 1-hour cassettes

From the Publisher

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

An Artist of the Floating World: Search Results

1.
ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD,AN (ISBN: 9780571225361)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
ISBN 10: 0571225365
ISBN 13: 9780571225361
Bookseller: Buybuks (Tamarac, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 11105493

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 42.52
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.99
Within U.S.A.
2.
ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD,AN - Faber (ISBN: 9780571225361)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
ISBN 10: 0571225365
ISBN 13: 9780571225361
Bookseller: Buybuks (Tamarac, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 77701617

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 42.52
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD (ISBN: 9780571225361)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
ISBN 10: 0571225365
ISBN 13: 9780571225361
Bookseller: Buybuks (Tamarac, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 99900561

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 42.58
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
An Artist of the Floating World (ISBN: 0571225365 / 0-571-22536-5)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
ISBN 10: 0571225365
ISBN 13: 9780571225361
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Faber and Faber, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 208 pages. 7.76x5.00x0.55 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0571225365

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 142.57
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book