One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

In One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, a young woman, Mujina, speaks to the audience as if presenting a lecture, with slides, of pictures by Hokusai, who drew the mountain from every possible angle and said on his deathbed that if he could live another five or ten years he might begin to understand something about drawing.  The monologue continues as a series of imagistic sentences unconnected by a narrative structure, with ambiguous pronoun referents, creating an intellectual-emotional complex involving death, violence, snow, reflections, burning, birds, animals, ghosts, demons, water, caves, trees, and sex, all perhaps associated with the various views of the mountain.

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