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Article Number - 9F3159D63429


Vol.8(4), pp. 32-36 , April 2017
DOI: 10.5897/JLC2017.0430
ISSN: 2141-6540



Full Length Research Paper

Looking at the changing world through a displaced and estranged artist: Kazuo Ishiguro’s, ‘an artist of the floating world’



Zeynep Rana Turgut
  • Zeynep Rana Turgut
  • Atilim University, School of Foreing Languages, Department of Basic English, Ankara-Turkey.
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 Received: 13 January 2017  Accepted: 24 February 2017  Published: 30 April 2017

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Culture is a shared pattern of behaviour prevailing in a group or a society. It includes all the traditions, customs, beliefs and values that are transmitted from generation to generation and it can shape people. Thus it can be summarized that culture is something commonly shared, transmitted and it has a role in shaping people. When another culture tries to penetrate into the existing culture, some problems arise among people living in that society. Postcolonial literature deals with such problems as estrangement, displacement, identity crisis, etc. Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the examples of the writers of postcolonial literature and he studies on the aforementioned themes in his books. An Artist of the Floating World is one of them. The aim of this article is to analyse displacement and estrangement problems that the main character, Masuji Ono, faces because of the influence of another culture in Japan after World War II. There are many changes in society ranging from the traditional values to traditional art and they cause Ono to feel disturbed. Prior to discussion, an introduction and brief information about the historical background of the novel will be given.

Key words: Kazuo Ishiguro, postcolonial literature, culture, displacement, estrangement.

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APA Turgut, Z. R. (2017). Looking at the changing world through a displaced and estranged artist: Kazuo Ishiguro’s, ‘an artist of the floating world’. Journal of Languages and Culture, 8(4), 32-36.
Chicago Zeynep Rana Turgut. "Looking at the changing world through a displaced and estranged artist: Kazuo Ishiguro’s, ‘an artist of the floating world’." Journal of Languages and Culture 8, no. 4 (2017): 32-36.
MLA Zeynep Rana Turgut. "Looking at the changing world through a displaced and estranged artist: Kazuo Ishiguro’s, ‘an artist of the floating world’." Journal of Languages and Culture 8.4 (2017): 32-36.
   
DOI 10.5897/JLC2017.0430
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JLC/article-abstract/9F3159D63429

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