December 9, 2021

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Book review: The Wild Goose by Mori Ogai

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The superb Kondansha publication, Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia, has a lengthy entry on Mori Ogai (1862-1922). From a family of “hereditary domain physicians”, he went from medical school into the army as a doctor; studied in Germany from 1884-88; rose through the ranks  of  the army medical corps and became a celebrated novelist and translator in the early modern period of Japanese literature.

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