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The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Leith Morton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud's famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan's many years of relative isolation, followed by ... More


Epilogue

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter makes some generalizations about the significance of the alien or exotic as a subject in literature, specifically in the case of modern Japanese literature. Discussion of ... More


Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Anne McKnight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

How do you write yourself into a literature that doesn’t know you exist? This was the conundrum confronted by Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992), who counted himself among the buraku-min, Japan’s largest ... More


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