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お目出たき人   By: (1885-1976)

お目出たき人 by Saneatsu Mushanokoji

"お目出たき人" by Saneatsu Mushanokoji is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of human relationships and societal expectations in early 20th century Japan. The story follows the protagonist, a young man named Kiyoki, as he navigates his way through traditional Japanese society while also grappling with his desire for personal freedom and individuality.

Mushanokoji's writing is elegant and evocative, capturing the nuances of Japanese culture and customs with precision and depth. The character development is rich and layered, with each character showcasing their own struggles and desires in a society that places strict limitations on personal expression.

What truly sets this novel apart is its exploration of the tension between personal desires and societal expectations, as well as the impact of tradition on the individual. Kiyoki's journey towards self-discovery is both poignant and relatable, making this novel a compelling and immersive read.

Overall, "お目出たき人" is a timeless masterpiece that delves into themes of identity, tradition, and the pursuit of personal fulfillment. Mushanokoji's insightful prose and compelling characters make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in Japanese literature or the human experience.

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Title: お目出たき人 (Omedetaki hito)

Author: 武者小路実篤 (Saneatsu Mushanokoji)

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