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Kawabata Yasunari’s The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa and the Narrative of the Present

Arthur M. Mitchell

in Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752919
eISBN:
9781501752933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter investigates the engagement of Kawabata Yasunari's novel The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa with the language of earthquake reconstruction as it reached a climax in the late 1920s. In the ... More


Shattering the Status Quo: Reading Modernism in the Early Twentieth Century

Arthur M. Mitchell

in Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752919
eISBN:
9781501752933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how literary modernism operated in Japan, looking at the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Yokomitsu Riichi, Kawabata Yasunari, and Hirabayashi Taiko. ... More


Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Arthur M. Mitchell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752919
eISBN:
9781501752933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the mass-media landscape of the early twentieth cspecific authorsentury to uncover the subversive societal impact of four major Japanese authors: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Yokomitsu ... More


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