Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Book Club @ 6:00

April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Book Club is April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm.

We will be discussing  An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Please Join us for a lite dinner and a lively discussion!

Book Summary:

In the face of the misery in his homeland, the artist Masuji Ono was unwilling to devote his art solely to the celebration of physical beauty. Instead, he 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 aftermath of that war, his memories of his youth and of the “floating world”—the nocturnal world of pleasure, entertainment, and drink—offer him both escape and redemption, even as they punish him for betraying his early promise. Indicted by society for its defeat and reviled for his past aesthetics, he relives the passage through his personal history that makes him both a hero and a coward but, above all, a human being.


April 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

© 2019 Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Library. Powered by WordPress.