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Blow the Bloodstained Bugle: Murayama Kaita and the Language of Personal Sensation

Jeffrey Angles

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Murayama Kaita, an aspiring student artist and whose untimely demise from tubercular pneumonia set in motion the mythology of his life. Soon after his death, his friends ... More


Treading the Edges of the Known World: Homoerotic Fantasies in Murayama Kaita’s Prose

Jeffrey Angles

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Murayama Kaita’s work. It examines Kaita’s “Bishōnen Saraino no kubi,” (“The Bust of the Beautiful Young Salaino”), a tour de force full of hallucinatory qualities, ... 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


Conclusion: Postwar Legacies

Jeffrey Angles

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter explores the engagements with the subject of male homoeroticism in the postwar period. Edogawa Ranpo did not write openly about love between men in the postwar period. ... More


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