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Introduction

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter offers a brief background into the works of Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992) and how he represented the voices of the socially silenced in Japan. Notably, Nakagami belonged to the ... More


IIs an Other

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The concept of parallax is fundamental to this study; it is an idea derived from the rhetoric of visual art which explains a perspective, wherein an object appears to be different when perceived from ... More


The 38th Parallax: Nakagami in /and Korea

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at Nakagami’s involvement in conferences and journalistic discourses about Korea, him being one of the few Japanese scholars who communicated with Korean intellectuals following ... More


Constituents of National Literature

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter illustrates how Nakagami modeled after writer William Faulkner in affirming the presence and literary absence of a Japanese “South,” and then reformulating this Japanese South into ... More


The Global/Local Nexus of Patriarchy: Japanese Writers Encounter Faulkner

Takako Tanaka

in Global Faulkner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732115
eISBN:
9781604733549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines how Faulkner and Japanese writers, especially Kenji Nakagami, respond to patriarchy in their respective societies, and traces how Faulkner’s exploration of patriarchy, on ... More


Subculture and the South

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on subculture, beginning with a discussion of why it is being rejected by critics and writers of fine fiction. Meanwhile, the subculture critics assert its new domain by drawing ... More


. Filaments of Fascism in Postwar Times

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/9780520245051.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on two 1980s figures—the novelist and essayist Nakagami Kenji, much of whose work can be read as a critique of the centralizing, discriminatory power of the Japanese state and ... More


Toward a Mother-Love Worthy of the Name: The Language of Abjection in Arrowroot, Nakagami, and Irigaray

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the contribution of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Arrowroot on the feminist debate on maternity. It considers Nakagami Kenji's review of the novel, Julia Kristeva's theory 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


Inaudible Man

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter illustrates how Nakagami derived wisdom and ideas from both buraku and African American literary works and then rewrote it into a modernist first-person narrative. It contains close ... More


Conclusion

Machiko Ishikawa

in Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter revisits the previous chapters, drawing out major insights and highlighting further discussions on Nakagami's works that have not been covered by previous scholarship. It ... More


Paradox and Representation: Silenced Voices in the Narratives of Nakagami Kenji

Machiko Ishikawa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501751943
eISBN:
9781501751967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751943.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

How can the “voiceless” voice be represented? This primary question underpins this book's analysis of selected works by Buraku writer, Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992). In spite of his Buraku background, ... More


Conclusion

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explains how placing Nakagami’s work within the context of the historical and cultural modernization of the early twentieth century, including mixed-media work and subcultural forms of ... More


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