Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!
Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is a virtuoso novel hailed as "a dark jewel" (The Village Voice) and "a dazzlingly unconventional fiction . . . capable of frequently reducing the reader to helpless (albeit grateful) tears" (Kirkus Reviews). Wise and illuminating, it is a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers.
K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom is mentally disabled. K's wife confronts him with the information that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother -- and K, given to retreating from reality into abstraction, looks for answers in his lifelong love of William Blake's poetry. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his responsibilities within it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his own father, the political stances he has taken, the duty of artists and writers in society. A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and his damaged son, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is the work of an unparalleled writer at his sparkling best.
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Review: Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age!User Review - Emma Moffitt - Goodreads
A lot of this book went over my head given I know very little about Japans recent history. I also have no interest in Blake. However I am giving it 4 stars anyway because the description of the ... Read full review
Review: Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age!User Review - Megan - Goodreads
Painfully beautiful and mind-expanding. A lovely thunder-storm that incurs a great deal of damage. Read full review
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Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age