International Ōgai Studies
Bargen, Doris G.
Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ōgai and Natsume Sōseki, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press 2006. xiv, 289p.
A Note on Dates, Names, and Crests, xiii–xiv.
Introduction: An Incomprehensible Act, 1–8.
Part I: Following One’s Lord into Death. Chapter 1: Sacrifice and Self-Sacrifice, 11–19. Chapter 2: The Japanese Custom of Junshi, 20–29.
Part II: Nogi in History. Chapter 3: Nogi’s Life Sentences, 33–63. Chapter 4: The Sword and the Brush, 64–81.
Part III: Nogi in Literature. Chapter 5: Mori Ōgai’s Junshi Stories, 85–121. Okitsu Yagoemon no isho (First Version): Junshi Postponed, 86–91. Sahashi Jingorō: Anything But Seppuku, 91–99. Okitsu Yagoemon no isho (Second Version): A Spectacle for the Lord’s Successor, 99–109. Abe ichizoku: The Perplexities of Permission, 109–21. Chapter 6: Mori Ōgai’s Sakai jiken: Rebellion and Martyrdom, 122–58. Natsume Sōseki’s Kokoro: Living as Though Dead, 159–87.
Coda: Last Stands in Ancient Rome and Modern Japan, 189–98. Notes, 199–257. Bibliography, 259–77. Index, 279–89.