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The Floating World in Japanese Fiction

by Howard Hibbett

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Published by Tuttle Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Japanese,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Asian - General,
  • Edo period, 1600-1868,
  • Asian - Japanese,
  • Japanese fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7931023M
    ISBN 100804834644
    ISBN 109780804834643

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A detailed scholarly book devoted to "The Floating World" A great read too. Description on training, politics, fashions, artists, and more. Great many things are explained in regards to famous Japanese literary pieces, prints, festivals, and movies. A great addition to your Japanese culture by: This two-part book deals with "The Ukiyo-zoshi and the Floating World" and "Figures of the Floating World" illustrated with numerous famous Ukiyo-e woodcuts; the first part being on the genre, key writers and fiction, the second being selected male and female characters as written by Ejima Kiseki and Ihara Saikaku.

Saikaku, a Japanese poet, has long been honored as the first writer who created /5. Get this from a library. The floating world in Japanese fiction. [Howard Hibbett] -- Criticism of the tales of the Ukiyo, or floating world, with selections reflecting manners, morals, and arts of the Genroku era, Illustrated with the familiar ukiyo-e woodcuts.

The fiction of the floating world belonged to a prosperous, creative, and illegitimate élite. It was an élite of shopkeepers and entertainers, at the bottom of the Japanese feudal order.

But fashionable opinion had prejudices of its own, not the official ones, and the ukiyo -- the 'floating world' of Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo -.

The floating world in Japanese fiction. [Howard Hibbett] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Fiction: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Howard Hibbett. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. The floating world in Japanese fiction.

Howard Hibbett. Grove Press, - Japanese fiction - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. PLEASURES OF THE UKIYO. SAIKAKU. KISEKI AND THE HACHIMONJIYA.

The Japan of the 'Floating World' is one of the most fascinating and important eras in the history of Asian art and culture. The fiction of this time, called ukiyo-zoshi or 'Tales of the Floating World,' brought to life a complex world of rakish shopkeepers, teahouse women, celebrated actors, and ordinary townspeople - all obsessed with the pursuit of pleasure that characterized Genroku culture.

An Artist of the Floating World () is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo 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 notices how his once great reputation has faltered since the war and how attitudes towards him and his paintings have : Kazuo Ishiguro.

A detailed study of Ukiyo-Zoshi - tales of the Floating World - by Japanese fiction expert Howard Hibbett. He reveals the manners, customs, art and affectations of city life in Tokugawa-era Japan, introducing the social background of the period and explaining the ukiyo - the living Range: $ - $   The Japan of the "Floating World" is one of the most fascinating and important eras in the history of Asian art and culture.

The fiction of this time, called ukiyo-zoshi or "Tales of the Floating World," brought to life a complex world of rakish shopkeepers, teahouse women, celebrated actors, and ordinary townspeople -- all obsessed with the pursuit of pleasure that characterized Genroku : Howard Hibbett.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Product Information. A detailed study of Ukiyo-Zoshi - tales of the Floating World - by Japanese fiction expert Howard Hibbett. He reveals the manners, customs, art and affectations of city life in Tokugawa-era Japan, introducing the social background of the period and explaining the ukiyo - the living quarters.

Kazuo Ishiguro 's eight books have won him world-wide renown and many honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize.

His work has been translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of one million copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films/5(22). An Artist of the Floating World is perhaps the supreme example of his art.

It is, at face value, deeply Japanese, but many of its themes – secrecy, regret, discretion, hypocrisy and loss – are. Buy The Floating World in Japanese Fiction by Hibbett, Howard from Amazon's Fiction Books Store.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The Floating World in Japanese Fiction: : Hibbett, Howard: Books5/5(1). In speculative fiction, floating cities and islands are a common trope, which range from cities and islands that float on water to ones that float in the atmosphere of a planet by purported scientific technologies or by magical very large floating structures have been constructed or proposed in real life, aerial cities and islands remain in the realm of fiction.

Set in the years immediately after WW II in Japan, Ishiguro's novel bears down upon a Japanese painter, Ono, now middle-aged, who has totally renounced his art, who decided (some years before) to make no more.

Thereafter, he lives a semi-tranquil life with his family—a wife, grown daughters, even a grandson—and seems to have made peace with his renunciation (although occasionally his ego. Check out this great listen on This is the story of an artist as an aging man, struggling through the wreckage of Japan's World War II experience.

Ishiguro's first novel. © Kazuo Ishiguro (P) Random House Audio. The concept of the floating world began in the Japanese heartland, migrated eastward, and came to full flower in Edo (present-day Tokyo), where its main venues were.

In Japanese Buddhism, "sorrowful world" is shorthand for the endless cycle of rebirth, life, suffering, death, and rebirth from which Buddhists seek to escape. During the Tokugawa Period () in Japan, the word ukiyo came to describe the lifestyle of meaningless pleasure-seeking and ennui that typified life for many people in the cities Author: Kallie Szczepanski.

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