An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

This novel is a historical narrative set in post-World War II Japan, focusing on an aging painter who grapples with his past as a propagandist for the imperialist movement. As he navigates the rapidly changing cultural landscape, he faces criticism and ostracism for his role in promoting Japan's militaristic past. The story explores themes of guilt, regret, and the struggle for redemption, offering a nuanced examination of the personal and societal consequences of war.

The 1429th greatest book of all time


Published
1986
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-250
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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