An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

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How does setting influence the mood of the novel? this is towards the end of the novel

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The title of the story is a clue to the mood of the novel. Post World War II Japan is a time when the people who supported the imperialistic government during the war must assess and try to come to terms with what their country and they themselves did. It's a time of change and uncertainty. Masuji Ono, the narrator, is uncomfortable with the changes in 1948, but he's also concerned about his past and...

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