"An Artist of the Floating World" is the title of a 1986 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro that is recently converted into Persian by Yassin Mohammadi.
IBNA: "An Artist of the Floating World" is a novel by British-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro first released in 1986. It is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging 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 changed. The chief conflict in this novel deals with Ono's need to accept responsibility for his past actions. The novel attempts to ask and answer the question: "what is man's role in a rapidly changing environment"?
Ishiguro describes the Post-War Japan as a country with changing values. Now the country is occupied by the Americans and all old view have been replaced with new ones. The narrator is unreliable and the descriptions rather come from his own imagination.
Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki on 8 November 1954 but he moved to Guildford, Surrey in 1960 along with his family so that his father could begin research at the National Institute of Oceanography.
Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 prize for his novel "The Remains of the Day".
The events of most of his novels like "Never Let Me Go" take place in the past while some other works including "An Artist of the Floating World" and "The Unconsoled" happen in unknown cities.
"A Pale View of Hills", "When We Were Orphans", and "Nocturnes" are some of his works of fiction already published in Iran.
Ishiguro's "An Artist of the Floating World" is converted into Persian by Yassin Mohammadi and will be released in 270 pages by Afraz Publications.