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A week has passed since the publication of The Insensitive Man. The book seems to sell well. I received an email from the publisher saying that they are preparing for the second printing of the book. This is good news. Some friends of mine were saying that this was an interesting and provocative book. A female journalist told me that she was shocked to know that even a "successful" man (like me) has a sense of self-denial about his own body and sexuality because she has thought such self-denial was unique to female sexuality.

A number of comments on this book are beginning to appear on personal blogs on the web. Some are sympathetic but others are critical of my theory. If you read Japanese you can see them at http://d.hatena.ne.jp/kanjinai/ .

I will make a special page for this book including the detailed table of contents and other information soon.

Photo: Yasumasa Morimura's Mona Lisa.

 -- M.Morioka www.lifestudies.org

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