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Vita Sexualis Though banned three weeks after its publication in , Vita Sexualis is far than a prurient erotic novel The narrator, a professor of philosophy, wrestles with issues of sexual desire, sex education, and the proper place of sensuality He tells the story of his own journey into sexual awareness, spanning fifteen years, from his first exposure to erotic woodcuts at the age of six, to his first physical response to a woman, and his eventual encounter with a professional courtesan Beyond being a poignant account of one boy s coming of age, Vita Sexualis is also an important record of Japan s moral struggles during the cultural upheaval of the last years of the Meiji eraIn response to the publication of Vita Sexualis, Ogai Mori was reprimanded by Japan s vice minister of war

10 thoughts on “Vita Sexualis

  1. says:

    gai Mori fue un tipo extra o Ten a el m s alto cargo para un m dico militar en el gobierno imperial japon s, y sin embargo, tambi n se dedicaba a traducir del franc s, del ingl s y del alem n O sea, dedic su vida a dos de las ocupaciones humanistas m s respetadas de Jap n la medicina y la educaci n No recuerdo donde le que est considerado como el padre de la literatura moderna japonesa, junto con Soseki Efectivamente tiene un estilo sobrio, viril

  2. says:

    Writer explores his fairly aloof sexuality.When he was six he glimpsed a naughty book over the shoulder of a young virgin.When he was seven a local rustic made shouty reference to his parents bedroom activities.When he was ten he found someporn Started to think about genitals.Autumn of that year overheard local toughs at a festival.When he was eleven moved to Tokyo Retainer takes him to Yoshiwara for tea just tea with a prostitute Catches a naughty p

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    Despite what the title seems to promise, the book itself is mainly a reflection on life, its driving forces and to what degree can sexuality be counted among them.The body of the novel is short, to the point, and throughout its entirety there are numerous hints that the author questions the validity of several literary trends and social s of his time In the very beginning of the book he writes that either the Japanese have lost their minds from all the s

  4. says:

    The best thing Mori has written Very easy to read, reads like a autobiography of growing up in changing Japan when homosexuality became questionable rather than honourable ahead of its time Considering the significance of the book in Japanese literature and how quick it is too read, its an excellent book to add to the read list

  5. says:

    Fascinating What was controversial then is tame by today s standards, but that s partly what makes it fascinating to draw contemporary parallels while reading it You have to stick with this book til the end It s the third person wrap up at the end that makes it extraordinary.

  6. says:

    Mi fa sempre sorridere e riflettere sullo straordinario potere dell erotismo il fatto che questo romanzo breve di Mori Ogai concepito come ironica condanna degli allora dilaganti shishosetsu romanzi verit in cui gli autori giapponesi scandalizzavano il pubblico con i racconti pi intimi e spinti del loro coming of age sia pubblicato da ES nella collana biblioteca dell eros Ai tempi 1909 il diario dei primi turbamenti amorosi del giovane Kanai fece scalpore, ma oggigi

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    An interesting fictional record of the sexual or non sexual life of a young Japanese philosopher in the Meiji era Ogai was opposed to the Japanese naturalist movement, which he believed put sex and sexuality at the root of all actions He uses this account to refute this idea sexuality is portrayed as neither the motivating force in life nor something that one slips into organically Although the basic premise of the novel seemed to me both truthful and innovative for its

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    Read for my literature class.Very easy to read in terms of style and also quite humorous at times, especially when the narrator describes his childhood experiences I found the first half of the book muchenjoyable and interesting than the second half It was clearly a groundbreaking work at its time of publication, but I didn t find it particularly engaging.

  9. says:

    Historically banned I think mainly for the male gay love in the school this is a story, diary in the growing up of this Japanese youth Each year from aged 6 sees his virginity and social upbringing play out in a subtle, of its time, of its place oriental setting I liked the understated drive of the narrative but some how by trying to avoid the naturalism of Zola et al the tale lacked passion which I might add so did the youth himself.

  10. says:

    Vita Sexualis is a diary of one man s sexual awakening from awareness, to growing understanding, to consuming desire, and finally, to swift action These accounts begin at the age of six and end at twenty one It is an interesting read, but not essential reading If you only read one Mori Ogai work, read his popular The Wild Geese However, if you have a fancy for this kind of thing, then by all means, go for it.

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About the Author: Ōgai Mori

Mori gai, pseudonym of Mori Rintar born February 17, 1862, Tsuwano, Japan died July 9, 1922, Tokyo , one of the creators of modern Japanese literature.The son of a physician of the aristocratic warrior samurai class, Mori gai studied medicine, at first in Tokyo and from 1884 to 1888 in Germany In 1890 he published the story Maihime The Dancing Girl , an account closely based on his own experience of an unhappy attachment between a German girl and a Japanese student in Berlin It represented a marked departure from the impersonal fiction of preceding generations and initiated a vogue for autobiographical revelations among Japanese writers gai s most popular novel, Gan 1911 13 part translation The Wild Goose , is the story of the undeclared love of a moneylender s mistress for a medical student who passes by her house each day gai also translated Hans Christian Andersen s autobiographical novel Improvisatoren.In 1912 gai was profoundly moved by the suicide of General Nogi Maresuke, following the death of the emperor Meiji, and he turned to historical fiction depicting the samurai code The heroes of several works are warriors who, like General Nogi, commit suicide in order to follow their masters to the grave Despite his early confessional writings, gai came to share with his samurai heroes a reluctance to dwell on emotions His detachment made his later works seem cold, but their strength and integrity were strikingly close to the samurai ideals he so admired.

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