The Fattening Hut by Pat Lowery CollinsHelen doesn’t want to stay in the fattening hut. She’s told her mother that she’s too young, not ready for it. Why must she marry so soon? She doesn’t want to gorge on rich meals for months—until she is round and heavy, like a good bride should be. Just like her mother and sister before her, just like all the women of her tribe. When she finds out the terrible secret the fattening hut harbors, she becomes even more confused and defiant. Lonely, scared, and feeling hemmed in by family, by culture, and by tradition, Helen fights for the chance to be educated, young, and free.
Bringing the War Home
The work has been classified both as belonging to the zuihitsu genre and as Buddhist literature. Now considered as a Japanese literary classic , the work remains part of the Japanese school curriculum. The current of the flowing river does not cease, and yet the water is not the same water as before. The foam that floats on stagnant pools, now vanishing, now forming, never stays the same for long. So, too, it is with the people and dwellings of the world. This invites comparison with the aphorism panta rhei everything flows ascribed to Heraclitus , which uses the same image of a changing river, and the Latin adages Omnia mutantur and Tempora mutantur.
Robert Oxnam :: Central to Buddhism is the notion of the impermanence of life. Buddhists see a need to renounce worldly attachments to gain release from the sufferings of human existence. The Japanese literary world reflected these beliefs some eight hundred years ago. The first part of his essay illustrates impermanence and suffering. Then there was the great earthquake of
Christina Nichol. Published in Issue Out There. Publication date Spring In , the weather in California was the hottest in history. It was hotter than in , which was also the hottest in history.
An Account of My Hut, poetic diary by Kamo Chomei, written in Japanese in as Hojoki. Hojo-ki (; The Ten Foot Square Hut) by Kamo Chomei is a hermit’s description of his. and as the author of Hojo-ki (; The Ten Foot Square Hut), a description of his life.
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Visions of a Torn World. To understand the world of today, hold it up to the world of long ago. The recent tragedy in northern Japan has brought to the forefront of all our minds just how vulnerable these islands are to natural disaster. Here in western Japan, even as we assure our friends and families overseas that we are safe, we know full well that it could just as easily have happened here. Historically, such tragedies have occurred many times across the archipelago and no doubt they will again. Clearly we should remember this and prepare ourselves accordingly.