Grass For My Pillow by Saiichi Maruya

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By Saiichi Maruya

First released in jap in 1966, the debut novel of the seriously acclaimed writer of Singular Rebellion is an strange portrait of a deeply taboo topic in twentieth-century jap society: resistance to the draft in international struggle II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges army carrier via easily disappearing from society, taking to the rustic as an itinerant peddler through the identify of Sugiura till the top of the struggle in 1945. In 1965, Hamada works as a clerk at a conservative college, his battle resistance a gloomy mystery of the previous that present-day occasions strength into the sunshine, confronting him with unforeseen outcomes of his refusal to comply two decades earlier.

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5, 63–74) eher als Beiwerk zu verstehen sind, treten derartige Schilderungen allm¨ahlich als selbst¨ andig hervor. Das zeigt sich etwa bei Sophokles im Chorlied des Oedipus auf Kolonos (668–719) mit dem Lobpreis des attischen Landes. Darin sind, wie auch schon bei Homer, all die Elemente vereinigt, die man in der Schilderung einer Ideallandschaft erwartet: Pr¨ achtige Vegetation, reichlich fließendes Wasser, das Ganze belebt durch eine Tierwelt und durch g¨ ottliche Wesen. 153 ¨ Ahnlich sieht Ausonius das Moselland; auch es ist als eine vielfach belebte und fruchtbare Ideallandschaft dargestellt, aber im deutlichen Unterschied zu dem griechischen Tragiker: Das Element der Naturschilderung ist detailreich verfeinert.

3. Stilistisches Offensichtlich sehen viele Erkl¨ arer den Centonendichter auch in der Mosella am Werk und konstatieren eine noch kleinteiligere Montage verschiedener Versatzst¨ ucke als es die Regel f¨ ur einen Cento zul¨aßt. W¨ ahrend dort ganze oder Halbverse wortw¨ortlich u ¨bernommen und zu einer neuen Aussage verbunden werden (vgl. Auson. Cento p. ), glaubt man f¨ ur einige Stellen der Mosella eine Kombinations-Technik feststellen zu m¨ ussen, the combination of compounding of references in ” the space of a short phrase, a single line, or a description, which merits 119 Dabei haben wir es bei einem artifiziellen Dichter especial interest“.

Zur Darstellung des Wassers bei Ausonius im Kontext der sp¨ atlateinischen Dichtung vgl. ] 35–39. 160 Als Lob gesellschaftlicher Instanzen (z. B. von St¨ adten)“ definiert den Terminus ” J. Dingel, DNP s. v. Panegyrik. Darunter l¨ aßt sich auch das Lob einer Landschaft subsumieren. ] 191 die Georgica. 162 Vgl. z. B. zu V. 3 (Vergleich mit Cannae). ] 144 schließt aus dieser Aussage auf den Verzicht dichterischer Freiheiten bei Ausonius und kommt in Hinblick auf das Gesamtwerk zu dem Ergebnis, daß er in Wahrheit mehr Rhetor als Dichter ist“.

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