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The floating world

James A. Michener

The floating world

by James A. Michener

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Published by Secker and Warburg in London .
Written in English


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Statementby James A Michener.
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Open LibraryOL20658456M

  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.

  Following a grim hurricane season, C. Morgan Babst’s powerful debut novel, “The Floating World,” revives our memory of what seemed at the time like the mother of all storms. The novel follows the Author: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton.   As a fictional retelling thereof, the book has few superiors. In Babst’s phrase, Katrina was a “hate crime of municipal proportion,” referring to the racial disparity in the storm’s victims. Reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen ’s The Corrections, The Floating World is also a meditation on kinship and family history.


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"The Floating World is the most striking New Orleans novel inspired by Hurricane Katrina so far, a story as complex and nonlinear as the map of the Crescent City, interweaving the troubles caused by the storm with the specific difficulties one family already faced before the /5(31).

The Floating World is the Katrina story that needed to be told—one with a piercing, unforgettable loveliness and a vivid, intimate understanding of this particular place and its tangled Hardcover, pages Published October 17th by Algonquin Books/5().

The Floating World is the Katrina story that needed to be told--one with a piercing, unforgettable loveliness and a nuanced understanding of this particular place and its tangled past, written by a New Orleans native who herself says that after Katrina, “if you were blind, suddenly you saw.”/5(31).

The floating world of the title refers to the circumstances that keep the family moving through motel towns and temporary jobs, but to Olivia it also refers to both the happiness and the loneliness of an unstable world.

This episodic first novel takes place in the s and '60s and is narrated by Olivia Osaka, /5. The Floating World is a thought-provoking story of class and race and trauma, told through the dramatic prism of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

Babst's sentences are so fresh and alive they leap off the page. This is a beautiful and captivating book.

The floating world. [Cynthia Kadohata] -- A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Magical The Floating World, is about families; coming of age, guilt, memory. It is also about being Japanese-American in the United States in the 's. The Floating World C.

Morgan Babst, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill pp. ISBN Summary In this dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, C. Morgan Babst takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina and the life of a great city.

As the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora Boisdore refuses to leave the city. The floating world. [James A Michener] -- An account of the life and death of an art, of the men who made it, and of the lusty age in which they flourished.

Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with. The Book House; Blog. News & Events for Floating World. Contact.

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“The Floating World is a thought-provoking story of class and race and trauma, told through the dramatic prism of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Babst’s sentences are so fresh and alive they leap off the page. This is a beautiful and captivating book.” —Jessica Shattuck, NYT bestselling author of The Women in the Castle.

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.

The Floating World; An account of the life and death of an art, of the men who made it and of the lusty age in which they flourished. Michener, James A. Published by Random House. A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans.”Brand: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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. The Floating World by novelist James A. Michener is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (). Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and.

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A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans.”. 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. This novel is New Orleans to the bone, an authentic, detailed picture of the physical and emotional geography of the city, before, during, and after the tragedy, its social strata, its racial complications, the zillion cultural details that define its character: the parrots in the palm trees, the pork in the green beans, the vein in the shrimp, “the goddamned tacky way he flew his Rex.

Her debut novel, The Floating World, follows a New Orleans family struggling to find a way forward in the aftermath of Katrina. It’s “a story,” she said in a recent essay, “about what might have Author: Amy Weiss-Meyer.An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author New Coronavirus Updates for the Book .