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Author Maruya, Saiichi, 1925-2012.
Title Sasamakura. English
Grass for my pillow / Saiichi Maruya ; translated by Dennis Keene.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, 2002.

Author Maruya, Saiichi, 1925-2012.
Series Pacific Basin Institute book
Pacific Basin Institute book.
Subject Conscientious objectors -- Japan -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Japan -- Fiction.
Alt Name Keene, Dennis, 1934-2007.
Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
Note Print version record.
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.
ISBN 0231501579 (electronic bk.)
9780231501576 (electronic bk.)
0231126581 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7312/maru12658
OCLC # 51574588
Additional Format Print version: Maruya, Saiichi, 1925- Sasamakura. English. Grass for my pillow. New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, 2002 0231126581 (DLC) 2002017549 (OCoLC)48877767

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