New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. First American edition, with full numbers line (12345678910) on copyright page. Hardcover. 206 pages ; 22 cm. $15.95 dust jacket, with an one inch tear to jacket's front top left hand corner. Binding is firm, and pages are free of markings. N° de ref. de la librería
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I is for Ishiguro. 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.
Sinopsis: It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War Two, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated artist, Masuji Ono, fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson; his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity. If you enjoyed An Artist of the Floating World, you might also like Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, now available in Faber Modern Classics.
Título: An Artist of the Floating World Ishiguro, ...
Encuadernación: Hardcover Apr 01, 1986
Condición del libro: Collectible; Very Good
Descripción G.P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0399131191I5N00
Descripción G.P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Nº de ref. de la librería G0399131191I5N01
Descripción G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. Estado de conservación: Fair. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP69084889
Descripción G.P. Putnam's Sons. Estado de conservación: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería WAL-J-2f-000345
Descripción Putnam Pub Group (T), 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Acceptable. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0399131191
Descripción G P PUTNAMS SONS, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Poor. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Poor. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Ex-Library Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Poor. Dust Jacket: Poor. Bookseller Inventory # 01978039913119612. Nº de ref. de la librería 01978039913119612
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803991311964.0
Descripción Putnam Pub Group, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. ex-library copy. mylar covered dust jacket. library sticker on spine. shelf SS-6. Nº de ref. de la librería 41436djh
Descripción Estado de conservación: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803991311962.0
Descripción G.P. Putnam's Sons April 1986, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. very nice, clean crisp first edition if author's 2nd book, very nice, clean crisp first edition if author's 2nd book, Nº de ref. de la librería 15807