An artist of the floating world

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Putnam's, Apr 1, 1986 - Fiction - 206 pages
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The writing was poetically crafted. - LibraryThing
Ishiguro is a master of subtle prose. - LibraryThing
Ordinary men with no special gifts of insight. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - sbsolter - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this short early novel by Ishiguro. It is a quiet book, not that much action, but beautiful in its way. I'm not sure how I feel about unreliable narrators in general, but Ishiguro does them very well and this book is no exception. Read full review

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User Review  - Barry Pierce - Goodreads

There's enjoyable monotony and then there's monotonous monotony. This novel falls into the latter category. Disappointingly. I personally think Ishiguro suffers the sophomore struggle with this novel ... Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Kazuo Ishiguro is thw author of four previous novels, including"TheRemains of the Day, " which won the Booker Prize, and "An Artist of the Floating World, " which won the Whitbread Award. He lives in London.