Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki
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304pp. October 2006
Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki
Author: Bargen, Doris G.;
On September 13, 1912, the day of Emperor Meiji’s funeral, General Nogi Maresuke committed ritual suicide by seppuku (disembowelment). It was an act of delayed atonement that paid a debt of honor incurred thirty-five years earlier. The revered mili
"By bringing into focus the historically specific circumstances surrounding Nogi’s life, and bringing together the selected texts of Ogai and Soseki, the book gives us invaluable insight not only into Nogi’s junshi but also into Ogai and Soseki’s m
Author: Bargen, Doris G.;
Doris G. Bargen is professor of Japanese literature and culture and director of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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