17 year old celebration of life

  The age of 17 is the age when the heroic complex is extremely inflated and wants to save mankind. It is the age when both physically and psychologically yearn for love but it is easy to get out of control. “1969 was a big year, a lot of things happened in that year. The University of Tokyo canceled the entrance exam, rock and roll became popular, the Beatles released three albums, the Rolling Stones released their best single, long hair, love and Peaceful hippies. In the turbulent but colorful era when Charles de Gaulle fell from power in Paris and the Vietnam War stalemate…” The writer Ryu Murakami opened his 17-year-old celebration in the spring of 1969.
  Murakami Ryu, a famous Japanese novelist and film director, is also involved in many fields such as music, economics, and food. Ryu Murakami was born in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan in February 1952. In 1976, he published the Virgo “Infinity Approximately Transparent Blue”, with a circulation of 3.5 million copies, and won the 75th Akutagawa Award in one fell swoop. This work has attracted widespread attention from the society and is recognized as a sign of Japan’s entry into subculture. As a result, a group of writers who have studied and criticized the current system and challenged the existing literary tradition have emerged. Therefore, it is called “transparency”. clan”. After that, Murakami also published novels and essays on various themes and themes, covering the exploration of human nature, reflecting the violence and war in modern society, showing the love of young people and the economic problems of contemporary Japanese society, etc. In 1980, Murakami Ryu’s “Locker Baby” won the 3rd Noma New Artist Award. In 2000, he won the 36th Tanizaki Junichiro Award for “Symbiosis”. Since the 1980s, Ryu Murakami and Haruki Murakami, another popular Japanese writer, have been collectively known as “W Murakami”, but in China, Ryu Murakami is still a writer rarely paid attention to.
  ”69 sixty nine” is an autobiographical youth novel based on the writer’s personal experience in high school. In terms of time, it should be regarded as the prequel of “Infinitely Similar to Transparent Blue”. It was published in Japan in 1987 and was remade into a movie in 2004, starring the popular Japanese youth idol wife and husband Mu Cong, Iteng Masabu, and Ota Rilai. , aroused strong repercussions, and was hailed by the audience as the best must-see youth movie. In August 2009, the Chinese version of “69 sixty nine”, translated by Dong Fang and published by Shanghai Century Publishing House Co., Ltd., came out and finally met the fans of Murakami in China. After the Blue, “All Men Are Consumables” and “Love Is Always Unknown”, another book by Ryu Murakami was translated and released in mainland China, thus providing a good opportunity for Ryu Murakami’s research.
  ”69 sixty nine” takes Kensuke Yazaki, a senior high school student at North High School in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as the protagonist. Yazaki Kensuke is Ryu Murakami himself when he was 17 years old. He is witty but calm, knowledgeable and versatile, simple but always has Ah Q’s obscenity, kind but can’t hide his occasional cunning… He hates studying, but he is in two countries in the country. Ranked 321st in an exam taken by thousands , the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Walker Brothers, Prockhallan, the Urchin Choir: he was also a reporter for a newspaper, borrowed an 8mm camera to shoot movies, wrote scripts, arranged plays… in any sense. To say that this is an extremely wonderful 17-year-old is not an exaggeration to call it a celebration of life.
  Although the political season of “all-common struggle” has faded away. But under the influence of complex political and social environment and the eastward western culture, a group of high school students led by Yazaki Kensuke and Adama are preparing to launch a campus blockade in an attempt to smash the graduation ceremony. The motive is Yazaki to win the heart of Miss Jane, the angel. It may be very ironic because of the motivation, and the process will inevitably have a playful taste. They vowed to launch a fierce attack on the school, and used radical words such as “imagination to seize power”, “smash the national system”, “rebellion is justified” as slogans, but started with a search of the women’s locker room for the satisfaction Their hazy sexual fantasies. The seemingly serious and tense thing about entering the campus to implement the blockade happened, but there was an anecdote of Nakamura defecating on the principal’s desk. As a result, an organized school blockade movement with slogans turned into their childish farce. Of course, both the cunning Yazaki Kensuke and the calm Adama are both 17-year-old high school students. They are both strong and loyal on the surface, but they are actually simple and cowardly teenagers. I took 119 days of homeschooling to reflect. However, Yazaki’s mischief was also favored by Miss Jian, which also inspired him to continue rehearsing plays and filming, and finally successfully staged a wonderful Morning ErectionFestival. Although Yazaki Kensuke did not get his wish to perform on the same stage with Bambi Jane, the more than 20 plague chickens brought in to imitate the chaotic world of the Velvet Underground were still dazed on the day of the performance. During the singing, he still sang “don’tyou know, don’t you know” because he forgot the words, and Yazaki was not able to have a romantic dinner with steak and red wine with Miss Jane after the performance, but it is undeniable that this The somewhat lacking fest is still unrivaled, a luscious 17-year-old fest. It’s the Yazaki who thinks that being a virgin at 17 is a very important thing, the Yazaki who runs away from home and wants to end his virginity, and the Yazaki who makes a big campus blockade to win over girls, but he doesn’t dare to kiss the blind lover. Miss Jane for a long time, the vigorous 1969 came to an end in this youthful ambiguity. It is not so much a pity, but a beautiful one.
  I believe that everyone who has watched “69 sixty nine” will have a hearty feeling. In the era of changing political situation and the proliferation of various ideas leading to the diversification of values, it seems that the boyhood called Kerouac of Japan is not the same. It is not the confused and dull “Beat Generation”, which should probably be attributed to the following points: First, Ryu Murakami is good at expressing heavy themes in a joking style. Sasebo City, where Ryu Murakami and his protagonist Kensuke Yazaki live, is a natural harbor for Japan. After the outbreak of the Korean War, Sasebo became a naval base for the U.S. military. Students protest against the anchoring of the US aircraft carrier. In the novel, Murakami Ryu describes a girl who is serious and likes Hesse but turns into a “bang girl” (the prostitutes who appeared in Japan after World War II and recruited the US military), and the people of the Vietnam Peace Federation performed ballads to show Propagating the evil deeds of the United States invading Vietnam is so weak, and the seemingly radical school blockade campaign is aimed at attracting girls… These facts are heavy anyway, but Ryu Murakami uses a joking tone to put these The dark interludes are interspersed in the splendid 17-year-old celebration, narrated in the tone of a deviant teenager, making people feel helpless and relaxed in the heavy.
  Second, Ah Q’s obscenity is definitely a magic weapon for this novel’s fascination. Take Yazaki Kensuke running away from home as an example, first showing us how he met the Japanese lady who opened the “jaguar” and pretended to be her younger brother to protect her affair, when we were surprised by the protagonist’s luck, Murakami Tell us, “What I said above is all made up by me to deceive the classmates after I went back. The real situation is like this.” There are so many things like this in the article, and this method is used to show the psychological characteristics of the immature 17-year-old who likes fantasies and is eager to be brave. It has also successfully aroused the resonance of the vast number of readers for the time that has passed.
  Third, the implantation of fashion and cultural elements. The distinctive features of postmodernist literature can be said to be consumption and commercialization, so in postmodernist writers, many fashionable elements have become an indispensable part. At this point, the two writers, Ryu Murakami and Haruki Murakami, have used this technique to perfection, especially their obsession with jazz and rock music almost makes their novels, after removing the coat of stories, can completely make a fashionable music. Department of Heroes. In “69 sixty nine”, almost all the chapter titles are well-known, including modernist poets, famous bands, movie stars, and popular singles. For those who lived through the rhythm of that era, it obviously had quite a strong impact. In the novel, writers, philosophers, bands, and movie stars of that era abound, and even the nicknames of the main characters are derived from them, such as Adama and Ann Margaret.
  In the postscript of the book, Murakami Ryu said, “This is a happy novel.” We did read and understand the author’s 17-year-old with a very happy mood. However, through the happy appearance, we vaguely smelled it. Murakami himself is ironic about radical political action, because the ostensible radicality is only for self-satisfaction, and they fight for power with unplanned visions, and the result is bound to be broken. Just as Yazaki’s school blockade failed, our priority is to “understand the world” first! However, we still have to toast to Ryu Murakami and Kensuke Yazaki’s 17th birthday celebration!