The Broken Commandment

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University of Tokyo Press, 1974 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 249 pages

Shimazaki's 1906 classic of modern Japanese literature portrays a young man born into the Burakumin outcaste class and his struggle against both social discrimination and his own hypocrisy.

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Well-known early novel about the "problem" of the Eta outcastes; the hero is an Eta whjose father has insisted he "pass" for normal Japanese. He has become a popular school teacher, but jealous ... Read full review

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