Took advantage of Monday's class cancellation due to typhoon to read something that has long been on my to-read list: Ōoka Shōhei's Fires on the Plain (Nobi; 1951; Ivan Morris trans. 1957).
My [preliminary/subjective/non-scholarly] Rating： 5/5 [detailed study guide forthcoming]
To purchase Morris's translation of the novel, click here.
And here is director Ichikawa Kon's film adaptation of the novel...
Title: Fires on the Plain (Nobi)
Director: Ichikawa Kon 市川崑 1915-2008
Starring: Funakoshi Eiji.
Based on: Ōoka Shōhei's 1951 eponymous novel
From the Criterion Collection (w/ quality English subtitles).
*Study guides for both film and novel forthcoming.
*Also, click here for the trailer for the most recent (2015) film adaption by director Tsukamoto Shin'ya 塚本晋也.