This touching allegorical novel about a man who is almost destroyed by his lust for money and the accumulation of wealth is a masterful depiction of the new moral reality facing post-war Japan.
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Jiro Osaragi (a pen name) was born in 1898 and died in 1973. He was the author of numerous bestselling novels, travel books, and plays.
Ivan Morris is a renowned writer, scholar of Japanese history and literature, and translator. His books include Nobility of Failure: Tragic Heroes in the History of Japan and translations of Yukio Mishima, Shohei Ooka, Sei Shonagon, and Lady Sarashina.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
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