[Novel]The Factory Ship (Kani kousen)

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  • Shocked
  • Learned something
  • Moral
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Other media: Comics:The Factory Ship (Kani kosen) / JP movie:Kanikosen
Literature total pnts rank Rank 378in 4,645 titlesTotal 10 / Deviation 56.98
Literature avg pnts Rank 194in 269 titlesAvg 0.83=Good/12 reviews
Literature rank of 1929 Rank 3in 15 titles
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Character/Setting1.75(Very good)4
Story1.75(Very good)4
Made me think100%4/4
Shocked75%3/4
Learned something75%3/4
Moral50%2/4
Impressed50%2/4
Brave25%1/4
Sad25%1/4
Cool25%1/4
Sexy0%0/4
Cute0%0/4
Hot heart0%0/4
Shed tears0%0/4
Beautiful0%0/4
Romantic0%0/4
Scareful0%0/4
Friendship0%0/4
Enjoyed0%0/4
Interesting0%0/4
Funny0%0/4
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TAKIJI KOBAYASHI Shinchosha
Japan Released:1929
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2012/10/04 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Workers' cries crippled by harsh and inferior environments are transmitted to Bing Bin ...
That kind of style.

2012/01/01 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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A book that spells out vividly and laborable life that can be harsh and barren, virtually up and down relation distorted without giving clothing to teeth.
Although reading may be bothersome, please read it.
Even in any age, in any world, I can not avoid these problems, and even if I can reduce it, I can not ignore it.

2011/11/16 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The poor workers before the war were abusers in the crab yacht, a masterpiece of Takiji Kobayashi who depicts how to unite and seek improvement as soon as possible against the abused situation.

The depiction of this work makes us feel like the human life before World War II was severely deceived. It is unsanitary by the fishermen (workers), it is strongly seen in the poor working environment and the consciousness of the capitalists who treats people like cattle horses.

Even though the fishermen are injured or sick, they are dragged out to the work place regardless of their injuries or diseases, or they can not be dismissed so that their lives are deprived by tantalizing torture. Moreover, due to competition awareness with other crab yacht ship, suddenly strong excessive work which reaches as much as 13 hours a day, a fucking pot (stuffy room of workers) which gives off a bad smell, a bath to wash away dirty body at work It was extremely dirty even in hygiene such as once. The most impressive thing was the act of sinking without rescuing SOS ignoring the SOS from a ship with more than 400 people on board the ship's insurance money wish. The act is currently incomprehensible.

It draws a certain interest in descriptions (people and landscapes) with these facts as subjects, but since this work is proletarian literature, the focus is on the surface of the fact only, so much for individual psychological depiction I do not put it. This is a personality of this work as well as the scene that one Chinese tells fishermen how the Soviet Union is wonderful, how a social system of Japan is useless. In other words, it is an intention to inquire about the "labor movement" and to enlighten Soviet = the wonder of social communism by sentences. Thinking that way, I think that it is not very appropriate as a novel, but I will nod a sentence of a blatant political movement tendency that can be taken as "advertisement".

For our country at that time, the most important thing was increased food production. Foreign currencies to raise food because of the increase in war expenses had already been exhausted, so expectations for "North Sea fishery" would have been great. And it seems that such workers are treated like this in such circumstances.

Although it is impossible to high evaluation as a novel, it can be said that it can be said that it is a work that can inquire about the circumstances of Japan and aspects of fact at that time if you read it.

2011/05/16 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
A depiction of a vivid working environment that emphasized the actual condition of the fishing industry at that time. A kind of negligence, the difference between a factory and a crab yacht. table. Not only the emotion depiction but also details of the crab skill is drawn.
A half depiction portrayal that there is no choice but to enjoy it. A conspiracy asking the village chief to collect workers who are under control. Presence of a Russian border surveillance vessel.
[Bad point]
The director has a gun but the thing so far.

[Comprehensive evaluation]

A complicated story that seems to be correct at first glance to say that it is not allowed to be lazy, and a strike against it. But it is not a protest that was a table but a secret behavior.
It is clearly stated that the crab yacht is an Imperial warship that tears off money from ordinary people, but is it just an intimidation against workers, or is a symbol as a conspiracy against ordinary people and workers and authority?

2010/01/26 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Evaluation as a work can not be highly appreciated as individuals.
It is also composed in comparison with that of contemporary people.The disorder of the context etc. was intense, especially the rapid expansion in the latter half did not swallow well the flow.
I feel that it is probably a work that replaces the author's own hot complaint (the plight of the worker, or the appeal of what it should be) as it is to the story.
And that simple and tragic appeal was the value of this work and I thought whether it was a driving force to convey to the present in the 21st century.

Is the era written around Taisho democracy or the end of the year?
Even if I see the way Russians appear and how they are treated, I can see how socialism was seen by some Japanese students at the time with a view of envy. It would certainly have been an ideal state at the time.
And the workers of the crab yacht ship treated as the lowest layer.

These raw breath make this work attractive beyond the boundaries of literary art.
I myself am a person of a different world from the inconvenience like a crab yacht, but there was a strong empathy with dissatisfaction and jealousy.
If so, the author 's appeal may be continuing to be released in this age.
Although it is not related at all to the evaluation, I feel that "sentence" is great.

It has become longer.
I thought that it was a painful work as literary, but it is also a valuable work that feels the air feeling of the time with its part as well.
As for me personally, this evaluation is that this neighborhood is reasonable ~.

2010/01/17 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The reason why this work is currently revitalizing popularly is that I can sympathize with the painful feelings of the hard workers,
Or maybe you can think that "we are still blessed compared to the severity of this crab yacht."
Actually I think that there is not such a terrible workplace so far in modern times (probably not wanting to think)
One of the reasons why the "bad workplace is gone" is "There have been many people suffering and raising criticism".
One of the authors who raised the voice at the time of writing this work.
Although this work has become a good age (in terms of working conditions), it still has significance as a negative heritage of human beings.
If a human living in the present era hurts his heart by seeing its negative heritage,
It is a work that makes us realize that we should not repeat the same mistakes now and in the future.

Now, it is extreme to evaluate only by meaning, so let's move on to pure completeness as a novel.
In depicting poor labor situation at the time, it is much dirty to pursue reality.Where there is a tremendous expression,
It is a good impression that discomfort has been alleviated by the choice of the author's words and the skill of the wording.
If you think only with the rhythm of words, it is good rhythm that you want to read aloud without thinking.
However, this evaluation is deducting that there is no tightness in the way of finishing, which is too indifferent from beginning to end.
In order to write facts, I would like you to skillfully attach and discontinue the talksetting and to make the development more attractive.

2009/12/03 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
As the name implies, I think that the figure of the men who go to get crabs and the part where their hardships were well portrayed was good.
Also poor work conditions at the time were well depicted.

[Bad point]
Is it a part where the expression of filthy feelings such as often representing the kind of dirty underwear etc. was noticed.

[Comprehensive evaluation]
"Kuriko ship" is "a ship" and it is not a "ship" ....
At the time, I read this work while feeling somewhat unexpectedly ... that it was treated like a factory rather than an ordinary ship at the time to go to catch a crab,
In this work, I was able to perceive the hardships of the workers who are being unsanitary and overwhelmed by poor conditions on the upper person in that "ship".
And I could not tolerate that situation, and at the very least I felt the part which is trying to desperately try resistance as well.
Those hardships, the appearance of those who are overworked by the workplace itself, can be perceived even if it is in common with the workers of modern society somewhere.
Most modern society is not as bad as sanitary "factory ship" in this work.

2008/09/28 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I thought that I wanted to read this work which is a masterpiece of proletarian literature from the front, but I could not easily buy it, I borrowed from a friend and read it.
A voice is heard that this book has been reevaluated these days. I think that what Mr. Kobayashi left behind is also transmitted to the present people.
I think that the work itself can be read as crisp and enter into an easy-to-read class.

2008/08/24 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It seems that it is rebooted now.
I am interested and read it ... ....

[good point]
It was easy to read for the work of the past.

[Imagination]
There was a slight sense of beating at the end.
I ended with [appendix], but I wanted to read more carefully on that part.

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Although it is a heavy work, I think that it was nice to have no discomfort.

2006/11/04 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Although it must be a masterpiece, it still has an image of a work that can not be saved.
Even in Russia during the Russo-Japanese War there was a famous incident called "rebellion of the Potemkin", and even after that even in the poor labor regime as drawn in this work, the people's livelihoods It was a work of political criticism and criticism of the military that it gets thinner and thinner, but the world situation began to become unstable from that time, due to a runaway by the military who is dissatisfied with the conclusion of the same time the London Treaty of Disarmament The dismal situation that Hamaguchi prime minister was sniperized or the author was killed after being tortured makes me feel uncomfortable at all.

Rather than proletarian literature, it is a work that shows such dark Japan before the war, and the image there is still more about it. Because of that, I'm reading this work, I do not feel like it, but still it makes me feel like the vulnerable can not do anything against the strong domineering. Although this work is a work drawn in such a situation, the part which stimulated the military part ... ... was to convey the vividness of the violence of that time over the work It seems like.

Even now, there are also tendencies for such works to be viewed as taboos, and now I feel that the work that sings songs like Musliki soldiers was easier to understand and it was for all. However, I think that it is easy to understand and simple is in a sense short-circuiting, and that the part linked to dangerous ideas has come out even in the meaning of Japan's great war participation in ten years and this is the case in Japan It may be appearing in various enterprises and governments, etc. It can be said that it still draws attention in terms of a work having a warning signature that leads from the past to the present.

Although it is not a pleasant work, it seems to be a valuable work in historical meaning, as the content seems to have important things that are also familiar to modern times.

2006/10/29 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It is a masterpiece of Mr. Takiji Kobayashi, a proletarian writer who was active in Taisho - early Showa era. While fishing in the Soviet Union Kamchatka,
It was a strike that triggered the fact that one worker was killed by the director. The environment in which the workers at that time were left in the learning cartoon of the Shogakkan remains even though the workers who tried to strike were stoned by domineering directors and criticized and eventually restrained episodes or impressions, One of the workers who tried to take a rest from the overwork caused by overwork caused by overwork caused by the garbage, Nanjing worms attached to their clothes, was tightened by the director, and the portrayal was made and the poor working environment where the workers at that time were placed It was well communicated like the appearance.
After all, this director was fired because the strike did not raise the profit of the company, and there was no room for sympathy for it, but it can not do bad things.

It is not a work that makes me feel good even if I read it and compliments,
Mr. Takiji Kobayashi who was slaughtered by extraordinary though it appealed the miserable environment of the workers (I have seen the photograph at that time,
I just covered my eyes with too much misery ... ... ...)
Even if I look at the end of it, I can not help feeling that such a thing will never happen again. Well, the Japanese are still too busy now, but as America's progressing with the Koizumi administration, the situation will not change for a while. As it is,
Evaluation is made "ordinary", but for the courage of Mr. Kobayashi Takiji you can not go show it respectfully ..........

2005/08/20 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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It is a masterpiece of proletarian literature alongside Tokunaga Nao's "Town with the Sun".

Early in the Showa era. A worker dies in a crab yacht ship going to Kamchatka in the territory of the Soviet Union at the time in a criminal ship, one worker dies due to the work of a manager dispatched from the company. The workers on board will unite accordingly.

Propaganda's strong work that insists on the unity of workers being exploited against capital.
Although the story can be read simple and in a stroke, this is the content such as a novel.

It will be helpful if you are concerned with the status of workers at the time and proletarian literature as a literary historical interest, but if you plan to taste the novel, your eyes become points.




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