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An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
An Artist of the Floating World
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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.
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679722663 (0679722661)
ASIN: 679722661
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: An Artist of the Floating World
Writing a review of a Kazuo Ishiguro book is like reading a Kazuo Ishiguro book: it's the same thing as the last time. What can I say different in this review? It's mostly the same: Ishiguro is a brilliant author with a gorgeous understanding of the language; he drops that displaced unreliable narra...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
3.5 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 3 - St. Martin's Day: A Post-WWII Japan Vignette
My completist quest regarding Kazuo Ishiguro's novels and short stories (begun long before he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature) took me back to one of his earlier works -- I only had An Artist of the Floating World and The Unconsoled to finish to have read all of his novels; and with the c...
In a network of lines that enlace
In a network of lines that enlace rated it
4.0 Heartbreakingly beautiful
Ishiguro’s novels are beautiful. That’s the one word the springs to mind immediately when thinking of his writing. No matter what the setting or storyline, the writing draws you completely into the world and characters; yet still retains that mystery and distance that he creates so well. An Artist...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
5.0 Artist of the Floating World
somebody wrote, intelligently, here on GR, any given author's works will be hit and miss even for his close fans, and after five full Kazuo Ishiguro works, I find this particularly true. definite hit: Remains of the Day. definite hit: Orphans. merely competent: Never Let Me Go, Pale View of Hills. t...
Musings of a Bibliomaniac
Musings of a Bibliomaniac rated it
3.0
If you've already read [b:The Remains of the Day|28921|The Remains of the Day|Kazuo Ishiguro|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327128714s/28921.jpg|3333111], chances are your enjoyment of An Artist of the Floating World will be greatly curtailed. And that is the sheer tragedy of this book.Replace Steven...
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