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In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165969
eISBN:
9780231537766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. The text focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in ... More


Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in ... More


Learning Centers for Sustainable Living

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

in Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835880
eISBN:
9780824871611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter argues that the global literature on community learning needs a complete reworking. Notwithstanding the limits of theory, practical application through learning centers has become one of ... More


The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In general terms, this book explores the ontological status of the metaphysical world as a construct of language, culture, and experience. For the individual this is represented as the soul, the ... More


The Power of the “Story”

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Introduction: a description of Murakami’s transformation from Japanese novelist into a “global” writer, and the establishment of the idea of inner “narrative” (monogatari) as the linguistic, ... More


Gods and Oracles, Fate and Mythology

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Three: a description of the mythological tropes seen in Murakami fiction, and how these relate both to the psychological themes seen in Chapter Two, and the linguistic structures in Chapter ... More


New Words, New Worlds

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter One: a discussion of how language constitutes reality through the filter of our minds and experiences; and of literature that illustrates how language functions to construct the realities ... More


Murakami Haruki As Literary Journalist

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Four: a discussion of Murakami’s work as a literary journalist, chiefly in his writings on the 1995 Aum Shinrikyō incident. This chapter also explores how individual narratives connected with ... More


The Roads Not Taken

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Epilogue: a brief discussion of some of Murakami’s activities beyond fiction, including his writing of travelogues, literary guide books, and particularly his work as a translator. The purpose of ... More


Forbidden Dreams from “Over There”

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Five: a close reading of Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru, with special attention given to how the tension between collective rules and individual desires leads to conflict and change. ... More


Into the Mad, Metaphysical Realm

Matthew Carl Strecher

in The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Two: a description of Murakami’s metaphysical “other world” from an essentially psychological perspective, loosely following the writings of Freud and Jung. This chapter also discusses how ... More


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