Title: The Old Woman,The Wife,And The Archer: Three...
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Date: 1961
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1961. Viking Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. Translated from the Japanese & With An Introduction by Donald Keene. 172 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Kazue Mizumura. keywords: Literature Translated Japan Asia. inventory # 38368. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The three short novels collected in this book can be read separately, on an enrichment reading list, in a thematic unit, or for genre. ĎThe Songs of Oak Mountainí by Shichiro Fukasawa tells the story of Orin, an old woman in a poor village that is ever on the edge of starvation. As her 70th birthday nears, she prepares, though healthy and active, to follow an ancient tradition that leaves the precious rice for the young: she will be carried on her sonís back to Oak Mountain to die. Orinís attitude will provide much to discuss about old age, tradition, family ties, acceptance, social pressure, and necessity. It is a deep and gentle story for students and the classroom. ĎOhaní by Chiyo Uno seems to be a story of the traditional long-suffering Japanese wife; however, since the wayward husband tells the tale, it really centers on him. Students will want to analyze the self-centered narrator as he vacillates between his wife and his mistress, while the teacher will find it useful as an example of point-of-view. Rewriting the story from Ohanís and the mistressí point-of-view would be a good assignment. ĎAstersí by Jun Ishikawa reads more like an old Greek myth than a modern story. A young man, Muneyori, loves to hunt but his arrows, though they hit the prey, do not kill.until he aims at men. A fox turns into a beautiful woman, flowers are planted where men are slain, and huge Buddhas carved into rock intersect in a story that tries to unravel the mystery of good and evil, and of life and death. A good story for students who like myth and mystery. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket W/Some Tears. Bookseller Inventory # 38368
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