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An Artist of the Floating World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Books on Tape
Publication date November 1, 1999
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780736647731
ISBN-10 0736647732
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $56.00
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the face of the misery he saw in his homeland, the bohemian artist Masuji Ono envisioned a strong and powerful Japan of the future and 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 devastation of that war, memories of his youth and of the "floating world" - the nocturnal realm of leisure, entertainment, and drink - offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise as an artist. Drifting in disgrace in postwar Japan, indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward.

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Editions
Hardcover
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 1, 2001)
9780844671239 | details & prices | 5.20 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $31.50
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2001)
9780754046196 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $55.01
from Putnam Pub Group (April 1, 1986)
9780399131196 | details & prices | List price $2.98
Paperback
Book cover for 9780571283873 Book cover for 9780679722663 Book cover for 9780754046202 Book cover for 9780786235650
 
from Gardners Books (February 7, 2013)
9780571283873 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $14.65
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 1, 2001)
9780786235650 | details & prices | 280 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.55 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $25.95
Large print edition from Chivers (June 1, 2001)
9780754046202 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $22.01
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 1989)
9780679722663 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
Cassette/Spoken Word
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The price comparison is for this edition
from Books on Tape (November 1, 1999)
9780736647731 | details & prices | List price $56.00
About: In the face of the misery he saw in his homeland, the bohemian artist Masuji Ono envisioned a strong and powerful Japan of the future and put his work in the service of the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (September 30, 1989); titled "Artist Of The Floating World"
9780606314077 | details & prices | List price $21.25
About: Drifting without honor in Japan's post-World War II society, which indicts him for its defeat and reviles him for his esthetics, aging painter Masuji Ono recalls the events of his life.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1989); titled "Artist of the Floating World"
9781417639830 | details & prices | List price $24.50

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