Diary of A Mad Old Man

Diary of A Mad Old Man

Book - 1981 1965
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Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy-seven-year-old man of refined tastes who is recovering from a stroke. He discovers that, while his body is decaying, his libido still rages on -- unwittingly sparked by the gentle, kindly attentions of his daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, flashy dancer with a shady past. Pitiful and ridiculous as he is, Utsugi is without a trace of self-pity, and his diary shines with self-effacing good humor. At once hilarious and of a sadness, Diary of a Mad Old Man is a brilliant depiction of the relationship between eros and the will to live -- a novel of the tragicomedy of human existence. Translated from the Japanese by Howard Hibbett Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Books, [1981] c1965
ISBN: 9780399505249
0399505245
Characteristics: 177 p. ; 21 cm

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