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腕くらべ   By: (1879-1959)

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腕くらべ by Kafu Nagai is a thought-provoking and poignant novel that delves into the complex dynamics of human relationships and the fragility of life. The story follows the protagonist as he navigates through various challenges and encounters that force him to confront his own mortality and the fleeting nature of existence.

Nagai's writing is both lyrical and introspective, drawing readers into a world filled with rich symbolism and deep emotions. The characters are well-developed and their internal struggles are portrayed with raw authenticity. The themes of love, loss, and redemption are skillfully woven together, creating a narrative that is both compelling and deeply moving.

Overall, 腕くらべ is a beautifully written novel that explores the universal themes of love and loss with sensitivity and depth. Nagai's poetic prose and insightful observations make this a must-read for anyone looking for a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant story.

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Title: 腕くらべ (Udekurabe) Author: 永井荷風 (Nagai Kafu) Language: Japanese Character set encoding: UTF 8 Produced by Sachiko Hill and Kaoru Tanaka. (This file was produced from images generously made available by Kindai Digital Library)

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