M/T and the narrative about the marvels of the forest

M/T and the narrative about the marvels of the forest

nihongo|"M/T and the narrative about the marvels of the forest"|"M/Tと森のフシギの物語|Emutī to Mori no Fushigi no Monogatari is a novel by Japanese author Kenzaburo Oe, published in 1986.

Like most of Oe's later work, it features his mentally disabled son Hikari (光, "light"), although most of the story is focused on the mythological and actual history of the small village of Ose, located on the Shikoku island. He is trying to put into writing the oral traditions of the village, as told to him by his grandmother and the elders in the village. This is a mission he, according to the book, has been trying to accomplish since his youth. At times it felt like an impossible task, and as a boy he even tried to commit suicide by drowning to escape from it. The story goes back to the foundation of the village by ousted samurai youngsters, through a period in which the village was trying to hide its existence from the outside world, to more recent and accurate history about the time around the Meiji restoration.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear — articleissues in universe = September 2008 incomplete = September 2008 plot = September 2008 citations missing = September 2008 Infobox Book | name = The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear title orig = Die 13½ Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär… …   Wikipedia

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — For the film adaptation, see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film). Not to be confused with the British comedy team The League of Gentlemen or the British crime film The League of Gentlemen (film). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen… …   Wikipedia

  • The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" — Infobox Book | name = The Boats of Glen Carrig title orig = translator = image caption = dust jacket of The Boats of Glen Carrig author = William Hope Hodgson illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre …   Wikipedia

  • Kenzaburō Ōe — Ōe, in 2005 Born January 31, 1935 (1935 01 31) (age 76) Uchiko, Ehime Prefecture, Japan Occupation …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • romance — romance1 romancer, n. n., adj. /roh mans , roh mans/; v. /roh mans /, n., v., romanced, romancing, adj. n. 1. a novel or other prose narrative depicting heroic or marvelous deeds, pageantry, romantic exploits, etc., usually in a historical or… …   Universalium

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …   Universalium

  • China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …   Universalium

  • children's literature — Body of written works produced to entertain or instruct young people. The genre encompasses a wide range of works, including acknowledged classics of world literature, picture books and easy to read stories, and fairy tales, lullabies, fables,… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.