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An Artist of the Floating World

By Kazuo Ishiguro
Narrated by David Case / 6 hours 23 minutes

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prizewinning 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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Author
Narrator David Case
ISBN 9780385362573
Length 6 hours 23 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature & Literary Fiction
Libro.fm rank #14,741 Overall
Genre rank #1,858 in Literary Fiction