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Author Maruya, Saiichi, 1925-2012.

Title Grass for my pillow / Saiichi Maruya ; translated by Dennis Keene
Published New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
Series Pacific Basin Institute book
Pacific Basin Institute book.
Contents Cover; Half title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Translator's Introduction; One; Two; Five; Four; Three; Six; Seven; Postscript: Sugiura's Travels; Series List
Summary First published in Japanese in 1966, the debut novel of the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion is an unusual portrait of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth-century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from society, taking to the country as an itinerant peddler by the name of Sugiura until the end of the war in 1945. In 1965, Hamada works as a clerk at a conservative university, his war resistance a dark secret of the past that present-day
Notes Print version record
Subject Conscientious objectors -- Japan -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Japan -- Fiction
FICTION -- Literary.
Conscientious objectors
Genre/Form Fiction
Form Electronic book
Author Keene, Dennis, 1934-2007.
ISBN 0231501579
Other Titles Sasamakura. English