The Triumph Of — страница 2

  • Просмотров 142
  • Скачиваний 5
  • Размер файла 16

condescending toward the people of the neighbouring Asian countries, and ultimately resulted in wars of invasion. An important theme in Kenji’s stories is the communication that unfolds between certain villagers and the inhabitants of the natural environment surrounding them. His main characters engage in open unprejudiced dialogue with creatures “different” from themselves. This may have indicated Kenji’s reaction to the society around him and may have acted as a possible alternative to the closed and exclusionary nature of Japanese society in his day. In our day it poses a fresh question for modern societies on the threshold of a new century. Miyazawa, Kenji. “Gorsh the Cellist” Wildcat and the Acorns and other stories. tr. John Bester. Japan: Kondansha, 1985.