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Embracing family

Author: Nobuo Kojima
Publisher: Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Set during the U.S. Occupation following World War II, Embracing Family is a novel of conflict--between Western and Eastern traditions, between a husband and wife, between ideals and reality. At the opening of the book, Miwa Shunsuke and his wife are trapped in a strained marriage, subtly attacking one another in a manner similar to that of the characters in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? When his wife has an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kojima, Nobuo, 1915-2006.
Embracing family.
Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607730973
Online version:
Kojima, Nobuo, 1915-2006.
Embracing family.
Normal : Dalkey Archive Press, 2005
(OCoLC)609056388
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nobuo Kojima
ISBN: 1564784053 9781564784056
OCLC Number: 60543267
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Originally published in Japanese as: Hoyo kazoku by Kodansha, 1966.
Description: 161 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Hōyō kazoku.
Responsibility: Nobuo Kojima ; translated by Yukiko Tanaka.

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Set during the U.S. Occupation following World War II, Embracing Family is a novel of conflict--between Western and Eastern traditions, between a husband and wife, between ideals and reality. At the opening of the book, Miwa Shunsuke and his wife are trapped in a strained marriage, subtly attacking one another in a manner similar to that of the characters in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? When his wife has an affair with an American GI, Miwa is forced to come to terms with the disintegration of their relationship and the fact that his attempts to repair it only exacerbate the situation. An award-winning novel, critics have read this book as a metaphor of postwar Japanese society, in which the traditional moral and philosophical basis of Japanese culture is neglected in favor of Western conventions.

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