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What is Human Happiness?

Sometimes I consider vaguely what is human happiness. It doesn't imply that I'm an unfortunate man, because I have a healthy family consisting of a tender wife and a vigorous daughter. Moreover, I also have a job which I'm used to for many…

A Note on Not Notable Days

Recently, I still read a series of Harry Potter for a private pleasure and learning English. Probably, I will have finished reading it within a few months. It means that my aim which I planned at the beginning of this year will have been c…

Remarks for the 6th Anniversary of Saladboze Diary

About a dozen days ago, to be more precise, on 25th August 2021, my blog "Saladboze Diary" marked the 6th anniversary of its opening. In fact, I forgot such an important date because my job had been busy lately. Of course, the meaning of t…

My Reading Record of “HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince”

At last, I have finished reading "HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince". I spent a much longer time in completing than I expected at first. However, it doesn't mean that this work is boring or tiring. On the contrary, a scene of ending i…

Consideration of What Humanity Should Be

Sakaguchi Ango, who has been known as one of prominent authors of japanese modern literatures, wrote a novel named "The Idiot" in a confused age after a miserable defeat of Second World War. In fact, this work seems to reflect a blighted a…

Concerning Empty Maturity

Generally, Platonism was considered approving of the existence of something transcending our physical senses. Traditionally, it's called "Idea" or "Form". In other words, Platonism has usually accepted that the essence of things dominates …

Difficult Matters on Our Morality and Humanity

Ango Sakaguchi, who is one of my favorite authors, used to discuss various matters of our morality. He was not only an ordinary storyteller but also a profound thinker, even though his discourse didn't appear to be logical enough. He was n…

Devotion to Absolute Beauty

Junichiro Tanizaki, who has been considered to be a great author of Japanese modern literature, is known for a remarkable longing to sexual joy and beauty of woman. His sensitivity resembles Yukio Mishima who also had an intense interest i…

I Want to Disguise and Disappear

To be suspicious of actuality of Myself, it's a particular theme of Kobo Abe, who has been known as a prominent writer having left so many works strange, mysterious, and attractive. It has been regarded as a basis of our society that we ar…

The Deathly Ecstatic Moment

A short story written by Yukio Mishima which was named "Yuukoku", the title of which was translated into English as "Patriotism", is a representative work reflecting his characteristic sensitivity concerning death and sexual pleasure. Mish…

Fight Against Filthy Adulthood

A novel written by Kenzaburo Oe, the title of which is "Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids" named in Japanese "Memushiri-Kouchi", was the first one of his so many long novels. It seems a work developed from "Shiiku" which was his prominent short…

Aspiring after Appearance of the Tragic Miracle

A short story named in English "Sea and Sunset" which Yukio Mishima had written a long time ago, titled in Japanese "Umi to Yuuyake", has a significant worth in his literature. Both "Sea" and "Sunset" had been important images to Mishima, …

Cremation of Childhood

Honestly, I'm not knowledgeable about literary works of Kenzaburo Oe, because I have read only several books written by him in the past. However, I think it's not a proper behavior not to mention his enormous works at all, considering I ha…

Under the Confinement of Blood

Kenji Nakagami, who has almost stayed nameless over the sea, had described a repressive life resulted from unfair discrimination. His literary works were based on his experience and circumstance in childhood, which had forced him to endure…

Nihilistic Desire for Self-Disappearance

Kobo Abe, who has been known internationally as the prominent Japanese novelist, dealt with the matter of "Self-Disappearance". This term means desire to make the self dissolve into vague existence which has no name, no clear outline, no s…

My Reading Record of “HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix” 2

A few days ago, I finally finished reading "HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix" which I had chosen to learn English, so that I was going to write down my own thoughts and impressions of it. This story didn't only describe a fight ag…

Literature which describes the Figure of Pretended Hermit

Choukitsu Kurumatani is the best one of most important novelists of Japanese modern literature, but he hasn't been known enough among foreign countries. I don't recognize the nature of foreigner's interests in Japanese literature. Therefor…

The Memorandum on the Relation between Yukio Mishima and Platonic Idealism

Yukio Mishima's literary works include an influence from Platonic Idealism. In particular, Form of Beauty held an important meaning to him. His aesthetic desire which attempt to keep youthful beauty eternal was an existential core of his w…

Dwelling In the Dim and Opaque World

Please get my article corrected. I don't know whether or not Ango Sakaguchi has been known in foreign countries as well as in Japan. Considering that some studies on him have been conducted by foreign scholars, it's not exact to comfirm th…

Cahier(Observe Everything Carefully to Avoid Falling into Foolishness and Madness)

*人間は愚かであることから逃れられない。どんなに賢明な選良であっても、あらゆる種類の愚行を回避することは不可能に等しい。立場が違えど、その立場に固有の愚行に陥って様々な弊害を惹起するのが人間の性というものである。 愚行という言葉が包摂すべき…

Cahier(Could you confirm there’s no wrongness of me?)

*人間は誰でも間違いを起こす。過ちを犯し、誤認と錯覚に操られ、事実を曲解し、現実的な判断よりも希望的観測を重んじる。つまり、客観的事実に対して欲望に基づいた想定や期待を優先する傾向を生得的に備えている。これは人間の度し難い悪癖の一つである。…

Cahier(Our Virtual Universe)

*引き続き、英語の文章を読むことに日月を費やしている。言葉を読んだり書いたりすることに熱中するのは、奇特な慣習である。別に文字を読まずとも死にはしない。文字を持たない社会というのは、古今東西、幾つもあったし、地域によっては今も存続している…

My Reading Record of “HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix” 1

英語学習の一環として取り組んでいる J.K.Rowling,HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix について、未だ読了には至らないが感想の断片を書き遺しておきたいと思う。 英文のペーパーバックで概ね800頁に及ぶ本書は、シリーズ全篇を通じて最大の分量を誇…

Cahier(A Significant Difference between Ruin and Decay of Yukio Mishima)

*自分自身が徐々に年齢を重ねて、まだ致命傷には至らずとも、肉体の随所に色々な不具合、或いはその予兆のようなものを感じる機会が増えてくると、否が応でも「若さ」というものの価値を考えずにはいられない。これは誰もが経験する不可避の通り道であり、…

Cahier(Praying for the miraculous rain, We must have been home alone)

*三度目の緊急事態宣言が東京都、大阪府、兵庫県、京都府に対して発令され、「人流の抑制」という御題目の下に、政府及び自治体は広範囲の業種に対する休業要請に踏み切った。大阪と兵庫で猛威を揮う英国型の変異株が全国的に拡大し、深刻な医療危機を惹起…

Cahier(A Man who has been dry, without compassion for others)

*自分はどういう人間なのか、それを客観的に査定し、評価し、把握することは容易ではない。自分で自分の感情や信条や、抑圧された無意識の想念を適切に解剖し、その構造を闡明するのは一朝一夕に為し遂げられる些事ではない。何処まで突き進んでも、人間の…

Cahier(After all, Nobody knows the Rightest Answer, Anyone has never been a Reliable Prophet)

*既に言い尽くされたことばかりだが、個人的備忘の為に書いておきたい。 *新型コロナウイルスの英国型変異株の蔓延が急拡大し、大阪府は完全なる医療崩壊の危殆に瀕している。感染者の抑制に成功し、関東圏よりも一足先に緊急事態宣言を解除したのは二月末…

Cahier(Everyone can be young and beautiful, at least once a lifetime, but aging properly is too difficult to most of us)

*「時分の花」という言葉がある。能楽の大成者である世阿弥の遺した古典『風姿花伝』に登場する用語で、その年齢に固有の魅力、一過性の魅力を指す。 私は今三十五歳で、人生百年時代と言われる昨今の風潮を鑑みれば充分に青臭い若造の部類に属する年代であ…

My Reading Record of “HARRY POTTER and the Goblet of Fire”

英語学習の一環として取り組んできた J.K.Rowling, HARRY POTTER and the Goblet of Fire, London, 2014 を漸く読了したので、感想文を認めておきたい。 英文で617頁に達する分厚い書物であるから、全篇の通読には骨が折れた。しかし、明らかに自分の英語読…

Cahier(Polish Your Strength)

*春である。新入社員の配属が始まり、大規模な人事異動が実施され、昨年度の実績を踏まえた人事考課の面談が各所で行われている。私の勤め先は毎年五月が期初である。過去一年間の勤務の成果や各自の成長を振り返り、来期の方針や目標達成に向けて銘々が自…