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By Kenzaburō Ōe

From Nobel Prize winner Oe comes the tale of Marie Kuraki, a eastern lady with a grin like Betty Boop's, who has turn into a saint to a bunch of Mexican farm employees. even if Marie is an unbeliever looking for non secular peace, she embarks on a trip brought on by way of a sequence of private tragedies, together with the deaths of her husband and sons.

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Then her ex-husband and his second wife split up, so she thinks, now there's something I can do for him. She's j ust using her mother's illness as an excuse . . I can't help think­ . " "Didn't Marie tell you about Michio? . ' There was an accident while her husband was still with his second wife, and now Michio's in a wheelchair. But of course she wouldn't mention that, not even to you. " The gruesome tragedy that would occur in Marie's family a year later was reported in newspapers and magazines, even on television.

I can't believe this woman ! She sounds so stupid; I mean, her heart's in the right place, but what a dumb broad ! " she said, laughing. I laughed as well to show her I agreed. It seemed to me that the problem was already half solved. Being a recording engineer, the young man from the television station must have dreamed of taping himself and his older lover in bed. But his fear of her catching him at it must have been j ust as strong. When Marie refused to see him any more, he was no doubt seething with thoughts of revenge, and wished he had made the recording after 36 all.

And that leads to an institution. "Something that's going to be a problem from now on is that women may be pressured into having abortions when some abnormality is discovered before birth. That's just the sort of thing those kindhearted people would want. I think that's what she means when she talks about kind ness that's cut off from its source. And at the root of what she means by real 'tenderness' is " 28 god . There's a god, she says, who took on the human figure of Christ and, as a 'person,' redeemed the sins of mankind.

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