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風立ちぬ (Kaze Tachinu)

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"風立ちぬ (Kaze Tachinu)" is a beautifully written novel that captures the essence of love, loss, and resilience in the face of adversity. The story follows the life of a young man, his passion for airplanes, and his love for a strong-willed woman who shares his dreams. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the novel paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced by the characters as they navigate through turbulent times.

Tatsuo Hori's writing style is lyrical and evocative, drawing readers into the emotional journey of the protagonists. The descriptions of the aerial battles and the devastation of war are particularly gripping, offering a poignant reminder of the human cost of conflict. The author skillfully weaves together themes of passion, sacrifice, and the search for meaning in a world torn apart by war.

Overall, "風立ちぬ (Kaze Tachinu)" is a compelling and moving novel that resonates with readers long after the last page is turned. It is a powerful exploration of the human spirit and the enduring power of love in the face of unimaginable adversity.

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信州の高原で、作家を志す青年と、絵を描く少女が出会った。やがて、二人は婚約する。しかし、少は、肺の病に落ちる。療養の為に、少女と青年は、信州のサナトリウムに行く。しかし、少女は帰らぬ人となってしまう。そして、一年後、青年は少女と出会った村で、冬を過ごす。

A love story between a young man and a young lady. They are engaged but the heroine becomes sick. They go to a sanatorium, but she passes away. After a year he goes to the small village where they met, and he lives there during the winter.


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