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Burton: Chapter 2

Reading Assignment: Chapter Two of Burton’s Artists of the Floating World: Contemporary Writers Between Cultures

This week, a fellow classmate and I will be leading the class discussion on Chapter Two of our professor’s text. 862 more words


Ishiguro: Ono's Evolution

I must prelude this blog post with a slight apology: some of this blog may not make utter sense. There may be words in places where they shouldn’t be and it may seem like I’m beating around the proverbial bush that is my point of this post (or that I’m repeating myself). 1,136 more words

Why hello there!

Welcome to Floating Among Artists, a blog dedicated to my reading responses on and general musings about the texts I will be reading for my Comparative Literatures graduate class (English 657). 464 more words


Thoughts On "A Pale View Of Hills"

Etsuko, now an old Japanese woman, has lived half her life in Japan and the other half in England. Her life in both places were filled with tragedy- she lived through the bombing of Nagasaki and lost everything, and years later her eldest daughter Keiko hanged herself alone in her flat in Manchester. 436 more words


Book of the Day

“The evening’s the best part of the day. You’ve done your day’s work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.”


'Never Let Me Go' - Review

First of all, please let me preface this post by saying that this review will contain spoilers for Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I know I’m quite late to the game reading this (I mean, there’s been a film adaptation already that I haven’t seen!) so most of you already know the story, but just in case – this is not spoiler free! 398 more words


According to Kazuo Ishiguro we will soon be able to create Humans who are superior to other Humans (June Javelosa)

According to Kazuo Ishiguro, there are three areas of science that are set to transform how we live and interact with others over the next few decades: gene editing, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI).Ishiguro, granted, is best known as one of the most celebrated fiction writers today. 65 more words

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