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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
Masuji Ono saw misery in his homeland and became unwilling to spend his skills solely in the celebration of physical beauty. Instead, he envisioned a strong and powerful nation of the future, and he put his painting to work in the service of the movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature Masuji Ono struggles through the spiritual wreckage of that war, his memories of the "floating world" of his youth, full of pleasure and promise, serve as an escape from, a punishment for-and a justification of-his entire life. Drifting without honor in Japan's postwar society, which indicts him for its defeat and reviles him for his aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being. An Artist of the Floating World is a sensual and profoundly convincing portrait of the artist as an aging man. At once a multigenerational tale and a samurai death poem written in English, it is also a saga of the clash of the old and new orders, blending classical and contemporary iconography with compassion and wit"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6059.S5
LC item number
A89 2013
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Penguin drop caps
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Older men
  • Artists
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
An artist of the floating world, Kazuo Ishiguro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published by G. P. Putnam's Sons 1986"--T.p. verso
  • "This hardcover edition published in Penguin Books 2013"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1566553
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780143124283
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013001702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1566553
  • (Sirsi) 1566553
  • (OCoLC)823011183
Label
An artist of the floating world, Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication
Note
  • "First published by G. P. Putnam's Sons 1986"--T.p. verso
  • "This hardcover edition published in Penguin Books 2013"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1566553
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780143124283
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013001702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1566553
  • (Sirsi) 1566553
  • (OCoLC)823011183

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