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The sea and poison

ShuМ„saku EndoМ„

The sea and poison

a novel

by ShuМ„saku EndoМ„

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Published by Taplinger Publishing Co. in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of Umi to dokuyaku.

Statementby Shusaku Endo ; translated and with an introd. by Michael Gallagher.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL849.N4 U4513 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination167 p. ;
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4102340M
ISBN 100800870212
LC Control Number80016867

The Sea and Poison won the Akutagawa Prize when it was published in Japan in and established Shusaku Endo in the forefront of modern Japanese literature. Today it . Buy The Sea and Poison (Unesco Collection of Contemporary Works) by Endo, Shusaku, Gallagher, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(11).

  The Sea and Poison was the first Japanese book to confront the problem of individual responsibility in wartime, painting a searing picture of the human race's capacity for inhumanity. At the outset of this powerful story we find a Doctor Suguro in a backwater of modern-day Tokyo practicing expert medicine in a dingy s: 1K. Given the subject matter, this book could have very easily gone way of the condescending, mawkish route, but Endo trusts the intelligence of his readers too much to allow that to happen. The Sea and Poison is book that begs for more than one reading. [An expurgated version of this article originally appeared on the Blogcritics website.].

  2 thoughts on “ The Sea and Poison ” Caroline June 5, at am. I found this one of the hardest books to read of all those that I chose for my readalong and many readers who had known nothing about this were outraged. It’s powerful. Black Rain, another Japanese WWII classic, is chilling as well. I’ll add your review to my post. The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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While the Sea and Poison is a short novel, it effectively explores the theme of morality and the practical ethics of person when under a great strain is not only willing to accept evil, but even become an active participate in unspeakable by: 9.

The Sea and Poison, the winner of the Akutagawa Prize which was later made into an award winning movie, is a powerful tale of man's inhumanity to man, and the role that societal and peer pressure play in causing decent human beings to commit immoral acts toward those in /5.

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‘The Sea and Poison describes war and its effect on the personality as eloquently as anything I have ever read.’ – Irish Times SHUSAKU ENDO (–) is widely regarded as one of the most important Japanese authors of the late twentieth century. This is a book about the killing of patients--that is, humans who are helpless and who are expecting care.

The rationale is that they are going to die anyway, at random, in an air-raid, so their death might as well serve the interests of knowledge wielded by the doctors who have become their masters. The issues of inhumanity, absence of regard for human life and personal autonomy, and the power of the medical profession are explored in this rather poorly structured Japanese novel.

The sense of hopelessness and loss of belief in the future is nicely presented and the sea as metaphor for overwhelming external power and personal failure works well. “They want to be successful. They want to become full professors. And when they want to try out new techniques, they don’t limit their experiments to monkeys and dogs.

Suguro, this is the world, and you ought to take a closer look at it.” The Sea and Poison is a tale of the subjugation of patients’ care to doctors’ : R Basu Roy. When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian.

In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York/10(). The Sea and Poison的书评 (全部 18 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 Turuajan 人民文学出版社版.

The Sea and Poison was the first Japanese book to confront the problem of individual responsibility in wartime, painting a searing picture of the human race’s capacity for inhumanity.

At the outset of this powerful story we find a Doctor Suguro in a backwater of modern-day Tokyo practicing expert medicine in a dingy : New Directions Publishing Corporation.

The Sea and Poison was the first Japanese book to confront the problem of individual responsibility in wartime, painting a searing picture of the human race s capacity for inhumanity. At the outset of this powerful story we find a Doctor Suguro in a backwater of modern-day /5(1K). The Sea and Poison is a short, dark physiological exploration of the motives and morals of the men and women who performed vivisections of B29 airmen at Fukuoka Imperial University towards the end of World War II.

The story primarily centers around the of Dr. Suguro, who in the opening of the book /5(20). The sea and poison. [Shūsaku Endō] -- Dr. Suguru, a competent physician, serves his internship during the war in a hospital where senior staff are more interested in career-building than in healing.

The Sea and Poison is, nevertheless, a book to be read when trying to understand human behavior — and certainly not just of the Japanese.

On the island of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four islands of Japan, the city of Fukuoka was being bombed regularly by American airplanes — May, Genre/Form: Japanese fiction Fiction Novels: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Endō, Shūsaku, Sea and poison.

London, Owen, The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo Translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher The novel The Sea and Poison won the Akutagawa Prize when it was published in Japan in and established Shusaku Endo in the forefront of modern Japanese literature.

It was the first Japanese book to confront the problem of individual responsibility in wartime, painting a searing picture of the human race. The Sea and Poison, by Shusaku Endo I'm not sure why I have this book on my TBR shelf. I thought it was one my brother-in-law had sent me; he used to send us books from Japan and so I have several volumes of Murakami, Endo, and Oe just sitting around.

But this one is a discard from the public library and I have no idea where it came from. The Sea and Poison. Against the backdrop of World War II, Japanese writer Endo (Scandal) explores the nature of morality. In this novel, originally published in Japan inthe author.

His first great book, The Sea and Poison (), concerns the illegal vivisection of American soldiers by Japanese doctors during the second world war, and it is based on historical : Caryl Phillips.

"The Sea and Poison" is a much shorter book, also based on true events, in this case from the 20th century. As much as I love "Silence," this may replace it as my favorite Endo novel. Certain books move you in a way that requires you to periodically put them mostly during WWII-era Japan, the narrative switches between various.

The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(1K).Find books like The Sea and Poison from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Sea and Poison also liked: Death in Mid.

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