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The Broken Commandment ✽ The Broken Commandment kindle Epub ❁ Author Tōson Shimazaki – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Shimazaki s 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 Shimazaki sclassic 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.


About the Author: Tōson Shimazaki

T son Shimazaki is the pen name of Shimazaki Haruki, a Japanese author, active in the Meiji, Taish and early Showa periods of Japan He began his career as a The Broken PDF or poet, but went on to establish himself as the major proponent of naturalism in Japanese literature.



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  1. Israel Israel says:

    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 ocurrir algo que nos haga salir de ese estado de enso amiento 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 ocurrir algo que nos haga salir de ese estado de enso amiento No obstante, m s que un naturalismo cient fico, al modo de los franceses, Toson desarrolla aqu lo que vendr a ser conocido como naturalismo nip n , mucho m s centrado en el individuo, en como ve su lugar en el mundo y la sociedad, y que resultar fundamental para el desarrollo de la novela nipona por antonomasia la novela del yo.Como siempre, la edici n de Satori es m s que correcta, y cuenta con una introducci n, realmente interesante para contextualizar autor y obra, de Carlos Rubio


  2. Florencia Florencia says:

    One book leading to another And another I need sixlives.


  3. Sasluu Sasluu says:

    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 narrative conventions in the way it represents the anguish and plights of its main characters, as well as their surroundings and the plot turns that keep shifting them around Those were Shimazaki s influences, after all, and he does good justice to them, even while writing about life in rural, un bourgeois, you could even say pre modern, Japan It tells the story of a young school teacher who has made an important promise to his father, and he holds it almost sacred, until he realises it will take a lotthan self control and a mere struggle with one or two antagonists, to be able to keep this promise The novel relates the downward spiral into which this realisation plunges him, as well as his ever fainter struggle to keep, if anything, his head above water The novel offers a scathing critique of various sectors of Japanese society at the turn of the century, denouncing their hypocrisy and corruption For someone who, like me, and in spite of beloved modernism and the avant gardes, confessedly remains extremely susceptible to 19th century manipulations of narrative, this turns out to be an absolute jewel of a novel to spot and uninformedly pick up in a random bookshop


  4. Ruzica Ruzica says:

    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 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 fantastic piece of literature It s certainly good if you like everything connected to Japan and its history and you want to learnabout what it meant to be an Eta in Japan Although it sof a 3 star rating, I really liked the melancholy tone of Toson s writing


  5. Kenny Kenny says:

    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 history course I was taking, as most people myself included had no idea the eta, essentially an untouchable type caste, existed in Japan.


  6. Serdar Serdar says:

    Genuinely moving story that hasn t lost any of its impact with the movement of history We always find a reason to say someone s not like us, and when they ask for parity, we have trouble seeing it as anything but a loss for us instead of a gain for all Very interested in checking out T son s other works in English now, even if there aren t very many.Footnote Apparently all three of T son s children died of illness while he was writing the book.


  7. Fernando Jimenez Fernando Jimenez says:

    Una de las primeras novelas de la era Meji, en la que Jap n para bien y para mal se abre al mundo En la historia ya hay trenes y elecciones, un naturalismo social imagino que poco frecuente en la literatura nipona, pero su denuncia sobre los eta, una especie de casta discriminada, en la que es f cil encontrar paralelos en Europa respecto a los jud os, se hace pesada y lenta A una novela no le bastan las buenas intenciones De hecho, en muchos casos puede que incluso sobren.


  8. Miquel Ramos Miquel Ramos says:

    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 vali 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 valor moral y falto de justicia donde la corrupci n y el nepotismo lo invaden todo y donde unos pocos hombres honrados luchan contra la burocracia y el sistema sin demasiado xito.Una historia bien construida y unos personajes s lidos acompa ados de un estilo seco y sobrio, casi minimalista para lo que los coet neos del autor nos tienen acostumbrados, tejen un argumento s lido, sin fisuras.El lector se ve inmerso en un lugar y un tiempo ex tico y desconfiado y en una situaci n que a pesar de nueva y extra a resulta fascinantemente familiar y universal.Tosson de alguna manera recuerda a Kafka, con un lenguaje que de utilitarista y parco es extremadamente rico y a su vez funcional as como por el compromiso social usando la escritura como arma contra el abuso la mediocridad y el anquilosamiento social.Finalmente decir que la editorial Sakura ha hecho un trabajo fant stico dandole forma a una colecci n de autores cl sicos japoneses cuidada hasta el ultimo detalle


  9. Jamie Jamie says:

    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, represented by a womanizing Buddhist priest.The women in the book are not very deeply developed, and Toson definitely privileges relations between men, describing often through Segawa, his protagonist, the awe inspired by the integrity of a strong male identity.Thanks to the novel s setting, snowy Iiyama, part of Shinshu, which is present day Nagano prefecture, there are descriptions of mountain scenery and snow covered villages that evoke fantastic imagery without resorting to bucolic nostalgia


  10. Silva Ruth Silva Ruth says:

    I read this book partly as research for a paper where I lo0ked at modern Japanese literature dealing with the burakumin problem It was really interesting to read the work while learning about ways in which it was and continues to be problematic This early work is regarded as the first to deal with this social class with any kind of sensitivity, but one of the main problems with it is the evidence of Toson s subscription to the narrative of racial difference that surrounds outcaste groups He t I read this book partly as research for a paper where I lo0ked at modern Japanese literature dealing with the burakumin problem It was really interesting to read the work while learning about ways in which it was and continues to be problematic This early work is regarded as the first to deal with this social class with any kind of sensitivity, but one of the main problems with it is the evidence of Toson s subscription to the narrative of racial difference that surrounds outcaste groups He takes care throughout the book to emphasize that his protagonist is actually descended from ronin samurai, not the dark skinned and brutish specimens of true eta An interesting read for those interested in the burakumin problem


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