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. Objects of the Sublime in Literary Writing: Yasuda Yojūrō, Yanagi Sōetsu, Kawabata Yasunari, and Shiga Naoya

Alan Tansman

in The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245051
eISBN:
9780520943490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245051.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Whiteness covered the landscape of literature and the arts in Japan in the 1930s, an aesthetic response to a deep cultural malaise. It suggested a moment of authenticity or purity beyond the ... More


A New Perspective on Mary Carmichael: Yuriko Miyamoto’s Novels and A Room of One’s Own

Hogara Matsumoto

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the ambivalent inspiration Yuriko Miyamoto (1899–1951), the renowned Japanese feminist novelist and critic, draws from A Room of One’s Own. With Virginia Woolf – and especially ... 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

in Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides background on eighteenth-century Japanese writers, focusing on the philosophy of the Confucian scholar Ogyū Sorai (1666–1728) who believed that an interest in historical ... More


Introduction

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/9780824832926.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter discusses how modern Japanese writers discovered the alien within themselves—in some cases within their own bodies, in other cases within their own literary traditions. It ... 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


Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bish nen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

Jeffrey Angles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin-de siècle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. This textlooks at ... More


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