Artist of the Floating World

(Vintage International (Paperback))

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In the face of the misery he saw in his homeland, the bohemian artist Masuji Ono envisioned a strong and powerful Japan of the future and put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. Now, as the mature On
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
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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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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