5 edition of Breaking Jewel found in the catalog.
|Statement||Columbia University Press|
|Publishers||Columbia University Press|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 90 p. :|
|Number of Pages||54|
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It follows a Japanese army unit deciding to fight to the death against the US Marines on the island of Peleliu, more specifically the squad leader Sergeant Nakamura and his subordinate, Corporal Kon.
" and I kind of miss the descriptions that Remarque wrote.
Recognizable soldier types are extraordinarily well drawn here: the eager beaver Yokoyama, the despised "Captain Centipede" who commands by-the-book and loses his Breaking Jewel to Nakamura, the Korean Captain Kon who wants to be considered as brave as a true Japanese, a clever Okinawan soldier who performs the impossible feat of contacting headquarters on another island during the siege--only to bring sad news of abandonment--and a comfort woman who is an angel of mercy to tormented soldiers and who apparently mowed down Americans with a discarded automatic.
They had planned on becoming a "bulwark of Japan," a defense against the Americans, on a tiny island off the coast of Palau. By the end of the novel, Nakamura has watched his squad die off one by one and, tragically, proves himself to be the most loyal of them all. I think Breaking Jewel "The Breaking Jewel" is a bit less deep th I read the book for a university course on Japanese philosophical thinking and I was glad I did. The battle lasted for two months, and the story tells of Nakamura and his squad, with their numbers gradually dwindling, following the orders they were given and struggling to survive on only the water and rations they could take from American troops they killed.
These "extra allowances from Roosevelt" are not enough.
I love the setting and the protagonist Nakamura was a good one. Pacific Island in WW2 but in comparison to Remarque's novel, Oda's work is way less interested in analysing the characters and we just got brief of them. this excellent little tale [is] very Breaking Jewel something of an Asian Red Badge of Courage. Its story centers on squad leader Nakamura, who resists the Americans Breaking Jewel the end, as he and his comrades grapple with the idea of gyokusai translated as "the breaking jewel" or the "pulverization of the gem"the patriotic act of mass suicide in defense of the homeland.
QEII wore the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
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Well, we wouldn't have a movie, or such a fun and entertaining film that exists, back in ol' 85.