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Amerika Monogatari by Kafu Nagai is a captivating tale that follows the journey of a young Japanese man who travels to America in search of adventure and self-discovery. The author expertly captures the protagonist's experiences as he navigates the bustling streets of New York City, encounters a variety of characters, and grapples with the complexities of cultural differences.

Nagai's writing style is engaging and vivid, providing readers with a detailed and insightful look into the protagonist's thoughts and emotions. The novel beautifully depicts the clash between traditional Japanese values and the fast-paced, modern lifestyle of America, offering a nuanced exploration of identity and belonging.

Overall, Amerika Monogatari is a thought-provoking and enlightening read that delves into themes of cultural exchange, personal growth, and the universal desire for connection. Nagai's masterful storytelling and rich character development make this novel a truly unforgettable and impactful reading experience.

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 明治三十六年の秋十月の頃より米國に遊びて今茲明治四十年  の夏七月フランスに向ひてニューヨークを去るに臨み、日頃  旅窗に書き綴りたるものを採り集めて、あめりかものがたり  と題し、謹んでわが恩師にして恩友なる小波山人巖谷先生の  机下に呈す。明治四十年十一月里昻にて永井荷風。


 何處《いづこ》にしても陸を見る事の出來ない航海は、殆ど堪へ難い程無聊《ぶれう》に苦しめられるものであるが、橫濱から亞米利加《あめりか》の新開地シアトルの港へ通ふ航海、此れもその一ツであらう。  出帆した日、故... Continue reading book >>

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