By Kenzaburō Ōe
From Nobel Prize winner Oe comes the tale of Marie Kuraki, a jap girl with a grin like Betty Boop's, who has turn into a saint to a bunch of Mexican farm staff. even if Marie is an unbeliever looking for non secular peace, she embarks on a trip triggered by means of a chain of non-public tragedies, together with the deaths of her husband and sons.
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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. Not being a believer myself, I can't say I understand completely, but then again maybe that's why it's stuck in my mind . .. "If Marie had explained herself in detail that way, she might have brought us around. We were all so angry-we couldn't see why our sympathy would lead to the gas chambers, but I think I see the point now.
In the middle of a stretching exercise, her back bent dou ble, Marie's voice sounded slow and easy as she spoke to me from between her thighs, lined up like two spindles below her fi rm hips. But although she certainly had the attitude of an experienced athlete, with shining beads of sweat standing out on her skin and her thick black hair covered by a bathing cap that left the back of her neck and ears showing, giving her a freshness more reminis cent of Olive Oil than Betty Boop, she was oddly slow and awk ward on the spiral staircase that led down to the pool from the d ry room.
According to her, we return to innocence through the redemption of Christ, not all at once, but slowly, over a long period of time. When this long process is skipped over in real life, we too quickly, too easily, reach a state of mock innocence, and that's what she calls sentimentality. . And that's what I hate more than anything. " "Did you notice the change in the woman on the tape we were j ust listening to ? " I asked. "The way she seemed to be teaching the boy at first-talking down to him-and then gradually a more kindhearted side of her came through ?