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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…

My Poor English Note which will increase its length gradually

I really hope that the quality of my poor English improves. Recently, I have been reading foreign paperbacks everyday to learn English.When a new year came, I happened to decide starting a private plan to read whatever English books despit…