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The Resource Death by water : a [novel], Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm

Death by water : a [novel], Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm

Label
Death by water : a [novel]
Title
Death by water
Title remainder
a [novel]
Statement of responsibility
Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he's haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Choko is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father's demise" --
Assigning source
provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oe, Kenzaburo
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers
  • Japan
Label
Death by water : a [novel], Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • First published as Suishi by Kodansha in 2009.--t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part one: the drowning novel. The joke ; Enter the caveman group ; The rehearsal ; The red leather trunk ; Joke accompli ; The big vertigo -- Part two: women ascendant. Tossing the dead dogs ; The aftermath continues ; Gishi-gishi/Mr. Rhubarb ; Late work ; A memory... or the coda to a dram ; But why The Golden Bough? -- Part three: these fragments I have shored against my ruins. All about Kogii ; The Macbeth matter ; Everything that happens is fodder for drama ; Death by rain
Control code
sky277598706
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780802124012
Lccn
bl2015039056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
nj 10/15
Label
Death by water : a [novel], Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Deborah Boliver Boehm
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • First published as Suishi by Kodansha in 2009.--t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part one: the drowning novel. The joke ; Enter the caveman group ; The rehearsal ; The red leather trunk ; Joke accompli ; The big vertigo -- Part two: women ascendant. Tossing the dead dogs ; The aftermath continues ; Gishi-gishi/Mr. Rhubarb ; Late work ; A memory... or the coda to a dram ; But why The Golden Bough? -- Part three: these fragments I have shored against my ruins. All about Kogii ; The Macbeth matter ; Everything that happens is fodder for drama ; Death by rain
Control code
sky277598706
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780802124012
Lccn
bl2015039056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
nj 10/15

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