In The Wild Geese
, prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty to become a moneylender's mistress. Her dawning consciousness of her predicament brings the novel to a touching climax.
Ogai Mori's (1862-1922) brilliant ascent in the literary world of the Meiji and Taisho eras puts him in the foremost rank of modern Japanese novelists.