An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 08/01/2009

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**Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature**

It is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future.

The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his house repairs, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and 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 a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

 

'An exquisite novel.' Observer

 

'A work of spare elegance: refined, understated, economic.' Sunday Times

ISBN:
9780571249343
9780571249343
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
08-01-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro's seven previous books have won him wide renown and many honours around the world. 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 1,000,000 copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films.

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of six novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, Serono Literary Prize, Casino de Santiago European Novel Award, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize). Nocturnes (2009), a collection of stories, was awarded the Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa International Literary Prize.

In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

In 2017 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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