長男の出家: My Young Son Becomes a Zen Monk
When the narrator begins taking his mischievous six year-old son Ryota with him to his weekly Zen meditation meeting, it's not so much for his spirituality but to afford his mother a bit of peace and quiet. So, when Ryota suddenly announces he wants to become a Zen monk, the surprised father imagines he'll outgrow it. In this Akutagawa Prize-winning semi-autobiographical novel, author Kiyohiro Miura explores a parent's conflicting emotions: pride at the noble path his son has chosen clashes with sadness over losing a child. By exploring aspects of Zen through one modern, everyday family's experience with it, the author succeeds in providing profound but accessible insights into a mysterious Eastern philosophy.
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He's leaving home: my young son becomes a Zen monkUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This semiautobiographical novel won the prestigious Japanese Akutagawa literary prize in 1988. The clear and engaging English translation by an American professor now teaching in Japan offers a ... Read full review