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I Have Learned a Lot for the Night
Strangeness of the Novel Shows a Real Male in Love
Date:22, Jul, 2013
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Truth is stranger than fiction; it means real things in this world are apt to be stranger and more incomprehensible than some novelized world. The saying is from a satiric poem named Don Juan written by George Gordon Byron.


I Have Learned a Lot for the Night
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By the way, nobody will deny we have a tendency toward becoming stranger among men than women. Reading I Have Learned a Lot for the Night; a short story written by Mitani Kohki, you will perfectly get how strange males in love are.

Mitani Kohki is a Japanese famous playwright who has written many well-known plays and TV dramas and movies like 12 Gentle Japanese, University of Laughs, Talk Like Singing, Once in a Blue Moon, Furuhata Ninzaburo and so on. However, he is very slow to mature and bad at love affairs. He described himself in a fictional tale. It is I Have Learned a Lot for the Night.

A man fell in love with a girl and after a long time he has got to a date with the woman. It is so happy on the top of the world, isn't it? After the date, his heat never cools down naturally. As you know, he cannot hold back his desire to telephone her from his house. The want kills his hesitation and lets him call. Well, wonder what awaits him in the happy night.

Rather than a short story, it must be a picture book for adults. The illustrations and its smooth elocution will softly lure you into the strange world of the man in love. It is so soon to get to an exit of the curious story.

In I Have Learned a Lot for the Night, Mitani Kohki has described romanticism of 20th century, grounded on his salty experience. And that could be so strange but lovely somehow.

The strangeness is namely very close to truth. Men read this tale and most must feel an affinity to the man. But I would like women read this wonder of the man in love.


about I Have Learned a Lot for the Night

・Written by Mitani Kohki
・Illustrated by Tohjinbara Norihisa
・Published by GENTOSHA INC. (1998)






 

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