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An Artist of the Floating World by  Kazuo Ishiguro - First edition - 1986 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00007777)

An Artist of the Floating World

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An Artist of the Floating World

by Ishiguro, Kazuo

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: G.P Putnam's Sons [1986], 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 8vo. [8], 7-206 pp. Quarter black cloth over orange paper boards with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $15.95 on front flap of jacket. Whitbread Prize winner; a stunning copy of the second book by this Granta List author. Jacket shows a small wrinkle to the front panel, else Fine.

Synopsis

An Artist of the Floating World (1986) is a novel by British-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro. It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging painter, who looks back on his life and how he has lived it. He notices how his once great reputation has faltered since the war and how attitudes towards him and his paintings have changed. The chief conflict deals with Ono's need to accept responsibility for his past actions.

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book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00007777
Title
An Artist of the Floating World
Author
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very near Fine
Jacket condition
very near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
G.P Putnam's Sons [1986]
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1986

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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