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This haunting novel explores the complete degradation and isolation of a man by war. Set on a Philippine island during World War II where the Japanese army is disintegrating under the blows of the American forces landings, Private Tamura's own private battles cost him first his hope and then his sanity as he loses his own tenuous ties with human society.
Title: Fires on the Plain (Tuttle Classics)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 1994
ISBN Number: 0804813795
ISBN Number 13: 9780804813792
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 141793
Description: Book is in excellent condition with a very small amount of edgewear to cover only. Binding is solid and square, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. A Japanese anti-war classic, one Japanese critic wrote "this is the only Japanese nevel to date in which the Western idea of God is represented with anything like the power that the idea has in Europe." Ooka draws an analogy between the cannibalism of the starving soldiers in the Phillipines and the Christian doctrine of the Mass and the "...ultimate degredation and isolation of man by war..."