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An Artist of the Floating World (Vintage International Ser.)

Ishiguro, Kazuo

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ISBN 10: 0679722661 / ISBN 13: 9780679722663
Published by Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989
Used Condition Fine Original Wraps
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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.

Product Description: 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.

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Title: An Artist of the Floating World (Vintage ...

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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