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The floating world

by Cynthia Gralla

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Americans,
  • Sex-oriented businesses,
  • Japanese Psychological fiction,
  • Women

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCynthia Gralla
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3607.R35 F57 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination293 p. ;
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24870804M
    ISBN 100345452917
    ISBN 109780345452917
    LC Control Number2002028216
    OCLC/WorldCa50339880

      The Floating World is an ambitious novel set in Louisiana immediately before, during and after Hurricane Katrina in — a family drama unfolding in the wreckage of breached levees, storm surge and plain old wind and rain. Nearly all of humanity saw the calamity play out in wide focus on the news back then. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. The Book of the Floating World explores the photographed moment—and poetry—as a peculiar and arresting instance of witness. Threaded throughout this collection is a set of interrelated meditations upon history, violence, war, memory, and art itself. A debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and its lingering aftermath. In this novel, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, C. Morgan Babst depicts an apocalypse worthy of dystopian science fiction in arresting detail.

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Ukiyo (浮世, "floating, fleeting, or transient world") describes the urban lifestyle, especially the pleasure-seeking aspects, of the Edo-period Japan (–). The Floating World culture developed in Yoshiwara, the licensed red-light district of Edo (modern Tokyo), which was the site of many brothels frequented by Japan's growing middle class.

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An Artist of the Floating World () is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an ageing 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 : Kazuo Ishiguro.

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