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JAPON. En los ?ltimos d?as de la II Guerra Mundial, el sureste asi?tico est? plagado de tropas japonesas, que exhaustas e incomunicadas, vagan sin rumbo acosadas por las fuerzas aliadas.

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    JAPON. En los ?ltimos d?as de la II Guerra Mundial, el sureste asi?tico est? plagado de tropas japonesas, que exhaustas e incomunicadas, vagan sin rumbo acosadas por las fuerzas aliadas. En Birmania, una compa??a singular, mandada por un capit?n que en la vida civil ejerce la profesi?n de m?sico, es conocida por ?la compa??a de las canciones?. Los soldados que la integran forman una masa coral que interpreta magistralmente canciones tradicionales. Tras entregarse a las fuerzas brit?nicas, el cabo Mizushima, virtuoso int?rprete del ?arpa birmana?, es enviado a una arriesgada misi?n de paz, tras la cual desaparece sin dejar rastro. El Arpa Birmana, publicada en 1947 es una de las novelas m?s importantes del Jap?n de la posguerra mundial. Un po?tico y apasionante alegato antibelicista que supuso un mensaje de ?nimo para una sociedad que entonces se encontraba desmoralizada. Una obra maestra. (fuente:editorial)

Takeyama born in Osaka, but moved frequently as his father, a bank employee, was often transferred. From 1907-1913, he lived in Gyeongseong (modern Seoul), Korea, then under Japanese rule. After graduating from Tokyo Imperial University's Department of German Literature, he was sent by Ministry of Education to Europe, where he studied for three years in Paris and Berlin.
On returning home in 1932, Takeyama taught German language as a professor at First Higher School, and also translated works of German literature into Japanese. Among the works he translated were Goethe's An Anthology, Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra and Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography by Albert Schweitzer.
However, despite his close connections with Germany, he was very leery of the Tripartite Alliance between Japan, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and published an editorial called Doitsu, atarashiki ch?sei? ('Germany, the medieval age refurbished?');, in which he was critical of foreign totalitarianism.
In 1944, Takeyama relocated to Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture after his home in Tokyo was destroyed in the air raids. He lived in Kamakura until his death in 1984. After World War II, Takeyama became famous for his novel, Biruma no Tategoto ("Harp of Burma"), which was serialized in Akatombo ('The Red Dragonfly');, a literary magazine aimed primarily at children, over 1947-1948, before being published in book format in October 1948. An award-winning novel, it was subsequently translat

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