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Ogai Mori (1862–1922)

Autor(a) de The Wild Geese

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Image credit: Ougai Mori visits the atelier of Kozaburo Takeishi in Sugamo. Wikimedia Commons.

Obras de Ogai Mori

The Wild Geese (2013) 319 cópias
Vita Sexualis (1909) 147 cópias
The Dancing Girl (1890) 23 cópias
El Intendente Sansho (1990) 21 cópias
Yaban Kazi (2021) 6 cópias
Chimères (2012) 5 cópias
Le Jeune Homme (1910) 5 cópias
青年 (1948) 4 cópias
Come se (Ka no yoni) 1911 (2015) 4 cópias
Nhan 2 cópias
Seinen (青年) 1 exemplar(es)
Chickens (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
Ogai ha Kore dake Yome (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Il ‰romanticismo e l'effimero (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Maihime (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
百年小説 (2008) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 349 cópias
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
Modern Japanese Stories: An Anthology (1962) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Blut in der Morgenröte (1994) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A modern classic, written in 1913 (but set in the 1880s). Very Japanese in that the story is more in what is omitted than in what is told. Indeed, not much ever "happens,” although there is a clear narrative arc and a beginning and a middle. (An end, not so much.) The unnamed middle-aged narrator is reminiscing about a classmate’s “affair” with a local moneylender’s mistress. And precisely because such a bald statement omits so much, this is worth your time. It’s about the mistress, about the classmate, and Japan’s arrival on the world stage, and about nostalgia for a simpler time--among other things.… (mais)
Gypsy_Boy | outras 4 resenhas | Aug 25, 2023 |
But not all wild geese can fly, and in Ogai’s novel there are several that cannot. (8)

Gradually her thoughts settled. Resignation was the mental attitude she had most experienced. And in this direction her mind adjusted itself like a well-oiled machine. (47)

Whatever pain the decision might cost her, she was determined to keep her sadness to herself. And when she had made this decision, the girl, who had always depended on others, had felt for the first time her own independence. (76)

A woman may have her heart set on a particular article, yet she may not go so far as to think of buying it. Each time she passes it, she may stop and look into the window where the article, say a ring or a watch, is on display. She doesn’t go to that shop deliberately, but whenever she happens to be in the neighborhood on some business or other, she always makes it a point to examine it. Though she recognizes that she will never be able to buy the article, the renunciation and the desire to have it often give rise to a not too keen but rather faint and sweetly sad emotion. And she enjoys feeling it. On the other hand, a particular item she can afford and has determined to buy gives her acute pain. (92-3)

Hopeful images entered her mind. Women pitiably waver in their decisions until they have made up their minds, yet once they have decided on their course of action, they rush forward like horses with blinders, looking neither to the right nor left. (105-6)

Okada and I crossed the end of Hanazono-cho and went toward the stone steps leading to the Toshogu Shrine. For some time we walked in silence.
“Poor bird,” said Okada, as if speaking to himself.
Without any logical connection the woman of Muenzaka came into my mind. (112)

I looked back once more, but the woman was no longer in sight. (118)

… (mais)
NewLibrary78 | outras 4 resenhas | Jul 22, 2023 |
Such a simple story, of two ships passing in the night, the closeness of whose encounter only we can see with the help of our lighthouse narrator. That the events had to have happened the way they did, felt not contrived but perfectly natural. That both sides would romanticise each other so, added to melancholy of the missed opportunity whilst also portended what a catastrophe it would have been. I think this may have been the perfect short story.
kitzyl | outras 4 resenhas | May 30, 2023 |
Se narra el improbable encuentro de Toyotaro Ota, un joven estudiante japonés, con una bailarina alemana, pobre y bellísima, que poco a poco lo va seduciendo hasta atraparlo. Toyotaro, que por educación posee un acelerado sentido del honor, debe elegir entre su carrera y sus violentos sentimientos amorosos hacia la muchacha.
Natt90 | Jan 17, 2023 |



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