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An Artist of the Floating World | Study Guide

Kazuo Ishiguro

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Overview

Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Year Published

1986

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

An Artist of the Floating World is told from the perspective of the first-person narrator Masuji Ono, a disgraced, formerly famous artist.

Tense

An Artist of the Floating World is written in the past tense.

About the Title

An Artist of the Floating World refers to what Masuji Ono's former mentor Mori-san calls the beauty of the pleasures of the night, the transience of which metaphorically applies to society's values, which are always in a state of change.

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