The Resource Death by water, Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm

Death by water, Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm

Label
Death by water
Title
Death by water
Statement of responsibility
Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he's haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Choko is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father's demise"--
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YDXCP
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1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ōe, Kenzaburō
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL858.E14
LC item number
S8513 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boehm, Deborah Boliver
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers
  • Japan
Label
Death by water, Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the drowning novel. The joke ; Enter the caveman group ; The rehearsal ; The red leather trunk ; Joke accompli ; The big vertigo -- Part two: women ascendant. Tossing the dead dogs ; The aftermath contineus ; Gishi-gishi/Mr. Rhubarb ; Late work ; A memory ... or the coda to a dram ; But why The Golden Bough? -- Part three: these fragments I have shored agaisnt my ruins. All about Kogii ; The Macbeth matter ; Everything that happens is fodder for drama ; Death by rain
Control code
ocn904813667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780802124012
Lccn
2016296621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904813667
Label
Death by water, Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: the drowning novel. The joke ; Enter the caveman group ; The rehearsal ; The red leather trunk ; Joke accompli ; The big vertigo -- Part two: women ascendant. Tossing the dead dogs ; The aftermath contineus ; Gishi-gishi/Mr. Rhubarb ; Late work ; A memory ... or the coda to a dram ; But why The Golden Bough? -- Part three: these fragments I have shored agaisnt my ruins. All about Kogii ; The Macbeth matter ; Everything that happens is fodder for drama ; Death by rain
Control code
ocn904813667
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780802124012
Lccn
2016296621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904813667

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