Dogra Magra: Translated from Japanese to French to English (Hardcover)

Dogra Magra: Translated from Japanese to French to English By Yumeno Kyūsaku, Patrick Honnoré (Translator), Colton R. Auxier (Translator) Cover Image
By Yumeno Kyūsaku, Patrick Honnoré (Translator), Colton R. Auxier (Translator)
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Dogra Magra is a surreal and haunting novel by Japanese author Yumeno Kyusaku, first published in 1935. It is a complex and enigmatic work that combines elements of mystery, horror, and philosophy, and has been hailed as a masterpiece of Japanese literature.

The novel begins with an amnesiac protagonist, with no known name (yet), awakening in a hospital with no memory of his past. As he struggles to piece together his identity and unravel the mystery of his amnesia, he is haunted by a series of bizarre and disturbing dreams and hallucinations. He is aided in his quest by a cast of equally mysterious and enigmatic characters, including a doctor, a police officer, and a young woman who may hold the key to his past.

As he delves deeper into his memories and the secrets of his past, the novel takes on a dreamlike quality, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion. He begins to uncover a dark and twisted history involving his family, the occult, and a series of mysterious deaths. Along the way, he confronts the nature of identity, memory, and consciousness, and questions the very fabric of reality itself.

The novel is notable for its dense and intricate prose, which is both poetic and philosophical in nature. Yumeno Kyusaku employs a range of literary techniques to create a sense of disorientation and unreality, from sudden shifts in narrative perspective to dreamlike imagery and metaphysical musings. The result is a work that challenges the reader's perceptions and forces them to question their own understanding of the world around them.

Despite its avant-garde style and complex themes, Dogra Magra is also a gripping and suspenseful read, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. The novel's blend of horror, mystery, and philosophy creates a unique and unforgettable reading experience that has captivated readers for generations.

In many ways, Dogra Magra is a reflection of the tumultuous period in which it was written, a time of great social and cultural change in Japan. Its themes of identity, memory, and reality resonate with the anxieties of a nation struggling to redefine itself in the aftermath of World War I and the rise of modernity. Yet the novel's surreal and otherworldly qualities also transcend its historical context, speaking to universal human concerns and the eternal mysteries of the human psyche.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798218188832
Publisher: Colton R. Auxier
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 554
Language: English