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Sawako Ariyoshi À 6 Read Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Sawako Ariyoshi 恍惚の人 Read å 6 Akiko is a working wife and mother of a teenage son When her mother in law suddenly dies of a stroke Akiko becomes t. Don t you think a man should die the minute he retires says the middle aged man in this book Or this Mum dad don t live this long says the teenage son of the same man after seeing how miserable his grandpa s life is at the age of 87 These two lines struck me most and it proved that lines can be this simple and yet could mean a lot to a reader depending on the situation the reader is inThis book originally published in Japan in 1972 is about Japan s aging population This happens when birth rate is lower than death rate so there are senior citizens than financially gaining working people In the book there is a small office where most of the workers are worried about their aging parents whom they need to support financially andor physicallyThey say that it is when we are at the age of 50 s when we will most likely experience the death of our parents I am now 52 and my mom is 82 and she now oftentimes talk about dying My father died when I was 33 years old but that was because of cancer and not really because of old age per se Last year my father in law died at the age of 96 The character in this book Shigezo reminded me of him particularly the symptoms of Alzheimer s Disease that Ariyoshi referred to as senile dementia Wikipedia states that the first case of Alzheimer s was first recorded in 1906 by Dr Aloysius Alzheimer a German psychiatrist and pathologist Maybe it was lost in translation or Ariyoshi wasn t aware of Alzheimer s Disease yetAging is a scary thought However that is part of the cycle of life We are born to die The minute we were born we were already on our way to dying Ariyoshi was spot on in her characterizations in this book especially when she said that young people are mostly self centered they are too young to think about going old so they are naturally unsympathetic to old people even to their parents They are to busy building their future or as someone elouently said during the graduation rite of my daughter in high school too busy growing up so they don t notice that their parents are growing oldI think most of us parents don t want to burden our kids when we grow old We would like to die a painless sudden death Most of my friends also don t want to hit 90 s Me I prefer to die in my 60 s I just want to surpass my dad who died at the age of 60 Upon retirement I would like to have a few years to do the things that I d like to do but no available time while working These include writing a book or books putting up a secondhand bookstore and possibly a cafe turn our ancestral home in the province to a memorial library and then bring my wife to see the Holy Land and some places in Europe we will kiss at the foot of Eiffel Tower and the US and Canada to visit our relatives Once I ve done those I guess I will die a happy manRead this book to help you plan on what to do in case are still alive during your twilight years These are the years when you become helpless again like a child I am not really looking forward to it Most of us don t However Ariyoshi tried to show some beauty in reaching those years especially towards the end of the book It s just that she wasn t able to convince me

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Sawako Ariyoshi À 6 Read Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Sawako Ariyoshi 恍惚の人 Read å 6 He sole caregiver for her selfish father in law Shegezo The Twilight Years raises important issues about the uality. A decent humourous and feces filled journey into the world of caregiving of older relatives For those unaccustomed to Japanese culture there may be certain aspects of the interactions between characters that may seem odd This may pertain to the context driven aspects of Japanese culture This aspect of things makes the protagonist s journey even bewildering to herself as she navigates the details of healthcare social welfare familial interaction and relationships with her surrounding neighbors Despite the context driven aspect of Japanese culture the protagonist finds herself stumbling through navigating the vagaries of caregiving while trying to maintain her livelihood and household the midst of all the craziness of dealing with a dementia ridden elderly man One of the interesting things about this context driven aspect of society is how the most humourous parts of the book happen when characters come out and speak their minds directly whether it is the decaying Father of the family or if it is the grandson preparing for college examinations There are other scandalous aspects of the novel in terms of how often people admit to harboring the understandable sentiments of anger and frustration at having to care for the elderly As in Please don t get old or Just die already I m going crazy I think at one point someone mentions how often older men would go up to the mountain to fetch wood while older women would go the river to do laundry My eyes popped out at this since this may relate to the distinct possibility that these older men and women left home to go to those places to commit suicide I believe that this custom is called Ubasete but the particular portion of the novel that speaks of this gives indication this may have been something the elderly did on their own accord without specific societal prompting A prescient culturally foreshadowing text The people are as real as they come

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Sawako Ariyoshi À 6 Read Download Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Sawako Ariyoshi 恍惚の人 Read å 6 Of life at the end of life caregiving for the old and the dilemma of women who have both career and family obligatio. Important honest and a little darkFull Review

  • Paperback
  • 216
  • 恍惚の人
  • Sawako Ariyoshi
  • English
  • 13 January 2020
  • 9780870118524