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An Artist of the Floating World (Vintage International) by [Kazuo Ishiguro]
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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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Kazuo Ishiguro's eight books have won him world-wide renown and many honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of one million copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015, debuting at number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008WOUI5I
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; 1st edition (September 5, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 5, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2092 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 239 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully succinct and many-layered telling of an unusual story
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4.0 out of 5 stars Captures the moment: Japan post WW2
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