野火 [Nobi]

野火 [Nobi]En La Isla Filipina De Leyte, A Punto De Finalizar La Segunda Guerra Mundial, El Ej Rcito Japon S Se Desintegra Hostigado Por Los Desembarcos Y El Avance De Las Tropas Estadounidenses El Soldado Japon S Tamura, Enfermo Y Hambriento, Se Ve Obligado A Abandonar El Hospital Y A Deambular Por La Selva, Por La Que Tambi N Vagan Otros Compa Eros De Armas Quebrado Todo V Nculo Con La Sociedad Y Convertido En Un Paria, Tamura Se Ver Enfrentado A S Mismo En Un Lugar Donde S Lo Cabe Sobrevivir Y Donde El Asesinato Y El Canibalismo Simplemente Suceden Solo Y Aterrorizado, Tamura Perder Las Ganas De Vivir Y Casi La Raz N En La Soledad De Sus Alucinaciones Consigue Encontrar Una Gu A Moral Que Le Permitir Recuperar La Cordura.Shohei Ooka Tambi N Fue Un Soldado Abandonado A Su Suerte Al Que Capturaron Las Tropas Estadounidenses En Hogueras En La Llanura, Su Novela M S Conocida, Plasm Su Experiencia De La Degradaci N Del Hombre En La Guerra El Apabullante Horror Que Provocan Los Inhumanos Acontecimientos Que Narra No Oculta Su Esperanzada Visi N Sobre El Ser Humano Biograf A Del Autor Shohei Ooka 1909 1988 Naci En Tokio Estudi Literatura En La Universidad Imperial De Tokio, Donde Desarroll Su Pasi N Por La Literatura Francesa, Especialmente Por La Obra De Stendhal De La Que Tradujo Gran Parte Al Japon S Tras Terminar Sus Estudios Compagin El Periodismo Y La Traducci N Hasta Que En 1944, Fue Movilizado Por La Armada Imperial Y Enviado Al Frente De La Isla De Mindoro Filipinas Pese A La Doctrina Militar Japonesa Que Consideraba Que Ser Hecho Prisionero Era La Mayor Deshonra Posible Para Un Soldado Y Su Familia, En 1945 Fue Capturado Por Las Tropas Norteamericanas E Internado En Un Campo De Prisioneros De La Isla De Leyte A Finales De Ese Mismo A O Fue Repatriado A Jap N.Despu S De La Guerra Comenz A Desarrollar Su Carrera De Escritor A Lo Largo De Su Obra Literaria, Compuesta De Novelas, Biograf As Y Ensayos, Abord En Varias Ocasiones El Conflicto De Los Soldados Japoneses Ante La Derrota, Aunque Su Novela M S Conocida Es Hogueras En La Llanura Nobi , Publicada En 1957, Que Le Vali El Premio Yomiuri Y De La Que Se Hizo Una Pel Cula En 1959 Dirigida Por Kon Ichikawa Entre Sus Otras Novelas Destacan Tambi N La Dama De Mushasino Llevada Al Cine Por Mizoguchi Kenji Y A La Sombra De Los Cerezos En Flor Cr Ticas Entre Las Novelas Escritas Sobre La Segunda Guerra Mundial Ocupa Claramente Un Lugar Destacado The Times Literary Supplement Escrita Con Destreza Y Con Una Fuerza Bellamente Contenida The New York Times This book illustrates a point that every combat veteran knows war can kill your soul but leave your body alive One of the best books on war I have ever read. A Note on the Author Fires on the Plain Why don t presidents fight the war Why do they always send the poor B.Y.O.B, System of A Down , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , morbid , , Leyte , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , monolo
I m nervous about writing a review about Fires on the Plain There s a good chance I m going to feel stupid and guilty about this after the fact stopping in my tracks to feel hazy hot stupidity on my face I m an idiot And what does it all MEAN Why can t I be a useful reviewer, at least once So this book is amazing It deserves serious thought I m a hard thinker it s not that , it s just that I m a deeply confused individual, as I said So Fires on the Plain is about the infrastructure wars I definitely don t understand politics going down in the Phillipines during world war II Japanese occupation, losing the war, the coming of Americans, facts blah blah People died and went through THIS shit and How much it fucking sucks to be a soldier and Death Loneliness The meaning of those words like the REAL meaning of the words, like how pain is only remembered truly while you are feeling pain When it happens again I remember this This is pain No fucking shit How could you forget The account of the so called insane Private Tamura is amputated pain insanity My mom was always fond of saying, Life is tough all over Or some Shit out of luck cliches Um, this stuff Not all that inevitable It didn t HAVE to happen This m
A desperate Japanese army on a small Island in the Philippines, resorts to abandoning members of their own in a last ditch effort to strengthen their ranks before the inevitable invasion Private Tamura is one of these soldiers left to fend for himself, unable to return to his unit and unable to pay for treatment at the army hospital Private Tamura is left to wander Leyte Island with neither a reason to live nor a reason to die The instinct to survive is a powerful pull that lead Tamura to commit a cardinal sin against humanity.Ooka s account of a starving Japanese soldiers attempt to rationalize and come to terms with the horrors of war that are all around him is both powerful and poetic In utter isolation Ooka takes Tamura to the edge insanity, allowing him explore the depths of despair and the simple joys of nature in a dtetached calm reasoning, giving Tamur
What I found most interesting in the book is the portrayal of the social degradation the protagonist goes through due to the circumstances of the war Tamura is not someone that is particularly memorable or who has worth noting qualities He is just one soldier in the army who is being rejected everywhere he goes and whose actions are condemnable in the eyes of his superiors which is why he is dismissed from the unit As the book goes on Tamura shows that he is stronger that I would ve thought, still showing that he lacks initiative and is somewhat na ve Tamura meets other three soldiers and he is formal and submissive even after its obvious that the war effort was a failure and he was dismissed from his unit and abandoned it surprises me that he has even a bit a respect left for a high ranking member of the army after everything that he had to endure because of the army It could indicate that after being by himself for so long he simply needed to follow protocol for his sanity s sake and to hold on to a sense of belonging and being that were being lost After this encounter his
It is a marvel how our intuition leads us to engage in the process of transmuting our own internal strife through experiencing similar circumstances in our external world I have now just read two books in succession dealing with starvation and the tenuous hold on reality the mind goes through when the body is deprived Hunger by Knut Hamsun and this book, Fires on the Plain by Shohei Ooka So what, as a conscious person would ask, is in my own life starving Ooka s book is a terrible descent into hell, but lucid for the most part so as to not spare us its horror In fact, isn t it the horror of Tamura s war experience that dislodges his hibernating thirst for spiritual accompaniment The deserted church, site of a massacre, is this not a central metaphor for the entire book Man, blind with anger and fear, butchers his fellow man but has not amputated his own connection with the eternal, and so is wracked with guilt and flees from the sight and light of God But who can flee from themselves Only the insane Tamura kills next to that same c
A very interesting book some passage of deep beauty, others of some obscurity It is hard to tell what the book would be like in Japanese I have a deep mistrust of reading anything in translation though I am reading a great deal of translation at this point in my life. a funny little story about the degradation of man. probably the most abstract war novel i ve ever read this book is fucking wild.