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  • What is the Floating World? According to David Waterhouse, Ukiyo could mean either “floating world” or “sad troublesome world,” and, of course, – e refers to the picture. The author notes that in the early seventeenth century, more cheerful interpretations of the term .
  • "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 first raindrop fell."--Newsday/5(33).
  • The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst examines the aftermath of Katrina through the life of a family shattered by the event. While reading it, I thought of Kai T. Erikson’s famed “Everything In Its Path” about the Buffalo Creek Flood that destroyed a small community in West Virginia and his research identifying the collective trauma as /5.
  • The Floating World of Edo Japan. This is the currently selected item. Hunting for fireflies. Street scene in the pleasure quarter of Edo Japan. Courtesan playing with a cat. Courtesans of the South Station. An introduction to Kabuki theater. The actor Ichikawa Danzo IV in a Shibaraku role.
  • The Floating World (ukiyo) was an expression of the new economy and social ambitions of the common townspeople of the Edo period ().It was, specifically, a world of play and entertainment in Japan's three main cities (Edo [now called Tokyo], Osaka, and Kyoto).
  • The Floating World by novelist James A. Michener is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (). Mr. 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 by: 2.
  • An Artist of the Floating World employs the clear, dispassionate descriptions of middle-class life that characterize realist texts, but depicts a world in which any idea of truth is undermined by the shifting nature of memory and popular understandings of history. In this way it combines the language of realism with the fractured picture of.
  • Essay by Susan Lever. Late in , the Griffin Theatre in Sydney revived John Romeril’s The Floating World as its annual production of an Australian classic. The play is now forty years old, and unfamiliar to contemporary audiences who would have been lucky to see its first performances in the tiny Pram Factory in or any of the handful of intervening performances of the play.