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Kwaidan Book Club: An Artist of the Floating World

  • Sun, January 15, 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
“An artist's concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.” 
― Kazuo IshiguroAn Artist of the Floating World

Hello all! Happy New Year! Our January read will be An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Update: Due to Wizard World Comic Con of New Orleans commitments, Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop will be closed this weekend. As such, Book Club will be postponed to next Sunday, January 15th, at 4PM.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

*Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop by ordering your copy through them. Make sure to mention that it is for the Kwaidan Book Club (Japan Society of New Orleans's Book Club) for a special discount :-)*

ABOUT THE BOOK: 


In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead, he put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. 

Now, as the mature Ono struggles through the aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the “floating world”—the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink—offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 


Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist of Japanese origin. His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London.

His first novel, A Pale View of Hills, won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World, won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His fouth novel, The Unconsoled, won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant, a New York Times bestseller.

His novels An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
 

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