The Broken Commandment

The Broken Commandment Shimazaki S 1906 Classic Of Modern Japanese Literature Portrays A Young Man Born Into The Burakumin Outcaste Class And His Struggle Against Both Social Discrimination And His Own Hypocrisy. One book leading to another And another I need sixlives. Espeluznante, a la par que bell sima, imagen de uno de los lados de la sociedad nipona que menos nos gusta considerar su clasismo y su racismo, representado en esta ocasi n en el trato que se da a los etas , o miembros de castas inferiores.Toson, en la estela de Zola, nos da una visi n de Jap n muy pr xima a los preceptos naturalistas, sin suavizar, dulcificar, o idealizar nada en los pocos casos en que tiende a ello, siempre ha de ocu
Rentaro had lived as a man should as an eta should Openly proclaiming his origin wherever he went, he had nevertheless won acceptance and recognition I hold it no shame to be of eta birth With what power those words were charged And himself For the first time Ushimatsu realized the corrosive effect on his character, on the natural self that he had been born with, of the perpetual obsession with concealment A life of deception, his had been up till now of self deception Wha Rentaro had lived as a man should as an eta should Openly proclaiming his origin wherever he went, he had nevertheless won acceptance and recognition I hold it no shame to be of eta birth With what power those words were charged And himself For the first time Ushimatsu realized the corrosive effect on his character, on the natural self that he had been born with, of the perpetual obsession with concealment A life of deception, his had been up till now of self deception What good did it do, the endless agonizing I am an eta Why should he not declare the truth, openly and boldly, to all the world
This beautiful, delicate, melancholy but also notoriously courageous novel is considered to be one of the first of its genre to be written in Japan The Tale of Genji aside but that s a completely different animal, let alone century It was published in 1906, which makes its author an important precursor to the now classic Japanese novelists of the mid 20th century, Mishima, Kawabata, Tanizaki, Dazai, etc, while not making him one of them This means the novel reads, breathes and exudes Europe This beautiful, delicate, melancholy but also notoriously courageous novel is considered to be one of the first of its genre to be written in Japan The Tale of Genji aside but that s a completely different animal, let alone century It was published in 1906, which makes its author an important precursor to the now classic Japanese novelists of the mid 20th century, Mishima, Kawabata, Tanizaki, Dazai, etc, while not making him one of them This means the novel reads, breathes and exudes European 19th century narrat
Although beautifully written, there are some truly naive and hard to believe moments in here In each paragraph, probably just to remind readers, Toson mentions troubles of the Eta class under Meiji emperor, therefore emphasizing and romanticizing unhappiness of the main character At the beginning I was reminded of Natsume Soseki s Kokoro, especially because of the strong teacher student relation, but this novel servesas a portrait of society at a certain period in history than a fantasti Although beautifully writ
El precepto roto de Shimazaki Tosson es sin duda una de las obras mas relevantes de la literatura japonesa del Siglo XXTosson en un estilo m s bien sobrio, muy diferente al de autores coet neos como Soseki, nos describe las desventuras de un Eta, suerte de grupo marginado social japon s, as como su lucha interna por aceptarse a si mismo, encontrar el reposo interior y luchar contra la injusticia social de la violencia segracionista de la sociedad de la poca.El precepto roto es una novela valie El precepto roto de Shimazaki Tosson es sin duda una de las obras mas relevantes de la literatura japonesa del Siglo XXTosson en un estilo m s bien sobrio, muy diferente al de autores coet neos como Soseki, nos describe las desventuras de un Eta, suerte de grupo marginado social japon s, as como su lucha interna por aceptarse a si mismo, encontrar el reposo interior y luchar contra la injusticia social de la violencia segracionista de la sociedad de la poca.El precepto roto es una novela valiente y comprometida que por primera vez alza la voz en contra de una sociedad capaz de marginar y despreciar a un grupo de personas tan solo por sus or genes familiares Tosson no duda tampoco en criticar a todos los estamentos sociales.Esta novela nos presenta un Jap n carente de
La historia de un secreto, del envenenamiento de la vida de quien lo oculta y de su posterior liberaci n Los convencionalismos sociales y la marginaci n aparecen, pero por suerte hay un final feliz. Shimazaki Toson escribi El precepto roto como una alegor a del fracaso de la modernidad Con la Restauraci n Meji Jap n abri sus puertas a algo mucho m s significativo que el comercio con las grandes potencias de la poca con las ideas que ven an de un Occidente que, en su euforia, buscaba propagar valores que no solo eran novedosos sino que se les ten a por universales Esto supuso el derrumbe, cuando menos superficial, del sistema de castas del Jap n feudal Los que antes estaban en los est Shimazaki Toson escribi El precepto roto como una alegor a del fracaso de la modernidad Con la Restauraci n Meji Jap n abri sus puertas a algo mucho m s significativo que el comercio con las grandes potencias de la poca con las ideas que ven an de un Occidente que, en su euforia, buscaba propagar valores que no solo eran novedosos sino que se les ten a por universales Esto supuso el derrumbe, cuando menos superficial, del sistema de castas del Jap n feudal Los que antes estaban en los estratos m s bajos, la gente que trabajaba con la muerte sepultureros, verdugos, etc tera , antes
Toson s novel is a good introduction to the Eta social class in Japan Toson, his novel set under emperor Meiji, embraces his characters romantic tendencies, emphasizing their treachery, their misery, and often referring to the beauty of struggle in the face of adversity He grapples with the human rights of all people, a western concept recently introduced into Meiji Japan and championed by several of his younger characters, pitted against the formal traditionalism which cannot acknowledge the Toson s novel is a good introduction to the Eta social class in Japan Toson, his novel set under emperor Meiji, embraces his characters romantic tendencies, emphasizing their treachery, their misery, and often referring to the beauty of struggle in the face of adversity He grapples with the human rights of all people, a western concept recently introduced into Meiji Japan and championed by several of his younger characters, pitted against the formal traditionalism which cannot acknowledge the humanness of the Eta, a sub class considered dirty and polluted because of their work with dead and dying things.Also present in Toson s novel are a former Samurai, stripped of his stipend under the new Meiji government, and a subtle critique of religion, represe
This is analogous to some Western issue novels Uncle Tom s Cabin, perhaps now interestingas historical documents than as literature It s very much a three hanky affair I found it too sentimental and not particularly interesting as narrative But it was a good choice in the context of the Japanese

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  • Paperback
  • 249 pages
  • The Broken Commandment
  • Tōson Shimazaki
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 0860081915