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An Artist of the Floating World

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2012-09-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307829065
Rating: 4.8/5 (29 downloads)

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day 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.

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Artists of the Floating World

Author: Rob Burton
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2007
Genre: Authors, American
ISBN: 9780761835998
Rating: 4.7/5 (618 downloads)

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This work analyzes the fiction of four contemporary multicultural writers who render a 'floating world' in which cultures converge or collide in unexpected, exciting, and dangerous ways. The novels and short stories of Kazuo Ishiguro, Bessie Head, Bharati Mukherjee, and Salman Rushdie explore a literal and metaphorical floating world (adapted from the Japanese concept of 'ukiyo'-a still-point between briefly-held earthly pleasures and spiritual immutability) where the characters, like their authors, are poised between conflicting worlds, cultures, and traditions. The manner in which these four authors articulate such a 'floating' experience, Burton argues, enriches our understanding and appreciation of the increasingly interconnected world around us.

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Artist of the Floating World

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages:
Release: 1989-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781417639830
Rating: 4.4/5 (176 downloads)

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Drifting without honor in Japan's post-World War II society, which indicts him for its defeat and reviles him for his esthetics, aging painter Masuji Ono recalls the events of his life.

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The Margin Without Centre

Author: Chu-chueh Cheng
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2010
Genre:
ISBN: 9783039119974
Rating: 4.0/5 (391 downloads)

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Approaching Ishiguro's writings as a corpus, this volume highlights the significance of margins and the instability of demarcation, seeking to expose what is deliberately obscured or revealled within the narrative.

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An Artist of the Floating World

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1986
Genre: Japan
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Barry Lewis
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780719055140
Rating: 4.7/5 (19 downloads)

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The first complete study of Ishiguro's work from A Pale View of the Hills to When We Were Orphans, this book explores the centrality of dignity and displacement in Ishiguro's vision, and teases out the connotations of home and homelessness in his fictions. Barry Lewis focuses on such key questions as: How Japanese is Ishiguro?; What role does memory and unreliability play in his narratives?; Why was The Unconsoled understood to be such a radical break from the earlier novels?

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Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2008
Genre: Novelists, English
ISBN: 9781934110621
Rating: 4.9/5 (341 downloads)

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Nineteen interviews conducted over the past two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond with the author of the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day

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Cosmopolitan Style

Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780231137515
Rating: 4.2/5 (311 downloads)

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In this broad-ranging and ambitious intervention in the debates over the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of cosmopolitanism, Rebecca L. Walkowitz argues that modernist literary style has been crucial to new ways of thinking and acting beyond the nation. While she focuses on modernist narrative, Walkowitz suggests that style conceived expansively as attitude, stance, posture, and consciousness helps to explain many other, nonliterary formations of cosmopolitanism in history, anthropology, sociology, transcultural studies, and media studies. Walkowitz shows that James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and W. G. Sebald use the salient features of literary modernism in their novels to explore different versions of transnational thought, question moral and political norms, and renovate the meanings of national culture and international attachment. By deploying literary tactics of naturalness, triviality, evasion, mix-up, treason, and vertigo, these six authors promote ideas of democratic individualism on the one hand and collective projects of antifascism or anti-imperialism on the other. Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf made their most significant contribution to this "critical cosmopolitanism" in their reflection on the relationships between narrative and political ideas of progress, aesthetic and social demands for literalism, and sexual and conceptual decorousness. Specifically, Walkowitz considers Joyce's critique of British imperialism and Irish nativism; Conrad's understanding of the classification of foreigners; and Woolf's exploration of how colonizing policies rely on ideas of honor and masculinity. Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald have revived efforts to question the definitions and uses of naturalness, argument, utility, attentiveness, reasonableness, and explicitness, but their novels also address a range of "new ethnicities" in late-twentieth-century Britain and the different internationalisms of contemporary life. They use modernist strategies to articulate dynamic conceptions of local and global affiliation, with Rushdie in particular adding playfulness and confusion to the politics of antiracism. In this unique and engaging study, Walkowitz shows how Joyce, Conrad, and Woolf developed a repertoire of narrative strategies at the beginning of the twentieth century that were transformed by Rushdie, Ishiguro, and Sebald at the end. Her book brings to the forefront the artful idiosyncrasies and political ambiguities of twentieth-century modernist fiction.

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The Floating World Revisited

Author: Donald Jenkins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1993
Genre: Arts, Japanese
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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A lovely volume, being the catalog of an exhibition held at the Portland Art Museum. Its subject is the golden age (roughly 1780 to 1800) of what the Japanese call ukiyo-e, a term that embraces, but is not limited to, what in the West are simply called Japanese prints.--Amazon.com.

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The Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Matthew Beedham
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-11-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137080620
Rating: 4.0/5 (86 downloads)

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One of the most popular contemporary authors, Kazuo Ishiguro has so far produced six highly regarded novels which have won him international acclaim and honours, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Award and an OBE for Services to Literature. This Reader's Guide: - Evaluates the various responses to Ishiguro's work, beginning with initial reactions, moving on to key scholarly criticism, and taking note along the way of what Ishiguro has offered - Discusses each of Ishiguro's novels, from A Pale View of the Hills (1982) to Never Let Me Go (2005) - Features three in-depth chapters on Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day (1993) - Analyses reviews, interviews and scholarly essays and articles in order to situate the novels in the context of Ishiguro's ouevre - Explores themes and issues which are central to the author's fiction, such as narration, ethics and memory. Lucid and insightful, this is an indispensable introductory guide for anyone studying – or simply interested in - the work of this major novelist.

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The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

Author: Sandra Buckley
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2009
Genre: Japan
ISBN: 041548152X
Rating: 4.4/5 (815 downloads)

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This encyclopedia covers culture from the end of the Imperialist period in 1945 right up to date to reflect the vibrant nature of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

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An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Brian Elkner
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 15
Release: 1991
Genre:
ISBN: 9780646096674
Rating: 4.6/5 (46 downloads)

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Pelukis di Atas Awan (An Artist of the Floating World)

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2022-10-27
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 6020664503
Rating: 4.6/5 (645 downloads)

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Ketika negerinya menghadapi masa penuh penderitaan, seniman Masuji Ono membaktikan seninya tidak hanya untuk merayakan keindahan material. Ia berkarya untuk mendukung gerakan imperialis yang membawa Jepang memasuki Perang Dunia II. Sekarang, ketika Ono yang telah menua berjuang melewati masa paska peperangan, ia melarikan diri ke dalam kenangan masa muda dan “dunia di atas awan” —dunia malam yang penuh kenikmatan, hiburan, dan alkohol. Dicela masyarakat karena kekalahan negerinya dan dicaci karena pilihan estetika masa lalunya, Ono mengenang kembali sejarah hidupnya yang menjadikan ia pahlawan dan pengecut, tapi lebih daripada segalanya: manusia.

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The Cambridge Companion to Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Andrew Bennett
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2023-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1108830218
Rating: 4.8/5 (32 downloads)

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A lively, accessible and authoritative introduction to the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the leading novelists of our time.

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Utamaro

Author: 小林忠
Publsiher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1993
Genre: Art
ISBN:
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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"Who was the man behind the pseudonym "Utamaro"? We know that he was one of the greatest artists of eighteenth-century Japan, and that he was a master portraitist of women in the woodblock-print tradition known as ukiyo-e. But as for the man himself, we know almost nothing. The little there is - gleaned from contemporary books, miscellaneous writings, temple registers - is brought together in this book to present as clear a picture of Utamaro's life as modern researchers are capable of. Utamaro is placed in his cultural setting - the pleasure-loving urban culture of eighteenth-century Tokyo, the shogun's capital and the de facto center of Japan." "Utamaro's world was that of teahouse girls and courtesans whose fame and popularity can only be compared, in modern terms, to those of a movie actress whose name is on every man's lips. His was a world of popular literature and art, of publishers competing for the work of the most talked-about writers and artists. This world, however, was under the constant scrutiny of the authorities, and near the end of his career, Utamaro fell afoul of the government's proscription of certain subject matter, and he was sentenced to three days in prison and fifty days in hand chains." "But Utamaro's life is only one theme of this book. The other is the development of his art, the perfection of his depictions of women that enabled him to capture subtle moods and differences of character. The prints of women produced by the ukiyo-e artists preceding Utamaro showed expressionless beauties of little individuality. It was against this that Utamaro rebelled, creating such prints as that of the kashi, one of the lowest ranking of courtesans - in fact, a mere prostitute. Recognizing within himself the power to see and depict the individual behind the outward appearance, Utamaro added to some of his prints the notation "Studies in Physiognomic Judgment of Character by Utamaro." Modern opinion tends to agree with Utamaro's assessment of himself, and his reputation as an artist of the inner woman has firmly established him in the top ranks of the ukiyo-e world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Author: Sean Matthews
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2010-01-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 144110058X
Rating: 4.1/5 (5 downloads)

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Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the finest and most accomplished contemporary writers of his generation. The short story author, television writer and novelist, included twice in Granta's list of Best Young British Writers, has over the past twenty-five years produced a body of work which is just as critically-acclaimed as it is popular with the general public. Like the writings of Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro's work is concerned with creating discursive platforms for issues of class, ethics, ethnicity, nationhood, place, gender and the uses and problems surrounding artistic representation. As a Japanese immigrant who came to Great Britain in 1960, Ishiguro has used his unique position and fine intellectual abilities to contemplate what it means to be British in the contemporary era. This guide traces the main themes throughout Ishiguro's writing whilst it also pays attention to his short stories and writing for television. It includes a new interview with the author, a preface by Haruki Murakami and discussion of James Ivory's adaptation of The Remains of the Day.

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Floating World of Ukiyo-E

Author: Sandy Kita
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2001-09
Genre: Art
ISBN:
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The stunningly beautiful and richly colored Japanese wood-block prints that represent the art form of Ukiyo-e first flourished in seventeenth century Edo (now Tokyo) and continue to captivate international audiences today. The art of Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is newly examined in this elegant book, which showcases a never-before-published treasure trove of Japanese prints, drawings, and books from the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The 160 compelling color images illustrated here-known masterpieces, very unusual prints and original sketches, and newly discovered masterworks-depict an incredible diversity of subjects, ranging from theatrical scenes and landscapes to portraits of actors, courtesans, and beautiful women. Works by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kunisada are seen, including rare prints from Hokusai's series A Hundred Ghost Stories and images from a water- color album by Hiroshige as well as prints from some of his most famous series, including One Hundred Views of Edo. Also illustrated are nineteenth-century, Yokohama prints, examples of Western Japonisme by artists such as Mary Cassatt and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and works by modern Japanese masters. Chosen for their significance and rarity, the books and prints in The Floating World Ukiyo-e are also visually striking and fresh in color, due in part to the fact that this collection has never before been exhibited and has rarely been handled. The text conveys new scholarship about the art form of Ukiyo-e, in essays by several eminent scholars and an unusually comprehensive bibliography.