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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 4)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00001.7

Sculpting Historiography as a Narrative in An Artist of the Floating World

Ms. Das Sonali*, Dr. Dash Mousumi, Prof. Mohanty Ashok Kumar, Ms. Sethi Salini

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, SOA (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneshwar-751030, Dist-Khordha, India

*Corresponding Author Email: sonalidas@soa.ac.in

Online published on 27 April, 2020.

Abstract

Past is lost for all time to come. But the snapshots of the past linger in the present. That means, the roots of the past contributes to the making of the present consciousness of the identity which does not mean that the character hates the present. Rather the character is trying to relocate himself or herself while traversing from the past memory to the present. Kazuo Ishiguro's ability to create zones of historicism in his novel infuses some kind of aesthetic appeal and profundity to the novel. The historical milieu of Ishiguro's tales is more than just a frame of reference for the portrayal of national, cultural and personal identities. These historical events provide an insight to the psychological and emotional trauma that the characters go through while making the readers aware of the significance of reminiscing the past. Thus, Ishiguro has always concluded his works with an optimistic note to his readers. In this present article we are going to explore the significance of historical events in the life of the characters in An Artist of the Floating World and how this becomes a part of it's narrative style.

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Keywords

Kazuo Ishiguro, history, memory, identity, nation.

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