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A way to “The Time When Cherries Are Ripening”

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2017, (75), pp.187-200
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..75.201711.187
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : August 31, 2017
  • Accepted : October 27, 2017
  • Published : November 30, 2017

Im, Sung-Gyu 1

1백석대학교

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ABSTRACT

By the Time of Cherries' Getting Ripe is a novel of reminiscences describing Meiji 20 years in the vicissitudes of dark life in the eighth year of Taisho. According to Dohson, this novel explores the agonizing youths’ sexual awakening period as symbolic evidence of happiness. It also obviously represents many optimistic youths who are planning to go toward the new world far and near, which everyone expects, shaking with fright about the unspeakable future. The youths' sexual awakening and awareness of love; the anxiety of the future and misunderstandings surrounding it; the reception and denial of Christianity; and friendship along with other issues of youth are clearly expressed throughout this novel in the light of Dohson himself. Therefore, this novel can be considered both an autobiographical  and educational novel.

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