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Interventions: Of Abe Kōbō

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sets forth the notion of intervention in order to explore the manner in which Abe has been read in the U.S. Japan Studies field. Of central significance is the contradiction in which ... More


The Lure of Community in Tanin no kao

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a reading of Abe’s 1964 novel Tanin no kao through focus on the notion of community. In its traditional determination, community presupposes that identity and difference be ... More


Markings in the Sand: On Suna no onna

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sets forth the general force of the notion of writing in Suna no onna by conceiving it beyond its conventional determination as an act performed by a human subject. What is most urgently ... More


The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Kōbō Abe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abe Kōbō (1924–1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which ... More


Introduction

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book: time, writing, and community. Through a reading of Abe’s 1946 poem “Jikan to kūkan” [Time and Space], a notion of ecstatic time is introduced in ... More


Epilogue

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding piece begins with a reading of Abe’s 1964 short story “Toki no gake” [The Cliffs of Time] in order to set forth the co-implication of life and death. These terms, which can also be ... More


Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Richard Calichman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a rereading of the well-known Japanese writer Abe Kōbō, focusing on his essays as well as his fiction. Central attention is devoted to the concepts of time, writing, and community. ... More


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