An Artist of the Floating World

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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/09/11
When I read a book I try to refrain from reading the blurb on the back of it beforehand, so this book was a little different than I had expected from the title. While it does deal with the life of an artist of the floating world, it focuses on the ar...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/12/10
A wonderful book examining the recent history of Japan from a remarkably contemporary writer .. questions the role and influence of the artist in the political sphere by presenting the troubled thoughts of a former propagandist painter of WW2 as he t...Continua
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Ha scritto il 19/05/08
For English Philology entrance exam. Gah, I never thought a book of only 200 pages could bore me to tears. The narrative didn't impress me and the plot was pointless. I'm interested to see how I'm going to make up something reasonable for the essa...Continua

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