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The Problem of Description

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The many paths to apt description occupy Virginia Woolf’s mind across her 7th and 8th diary books. These diaries mark her determined march to a view, voice, and form of her own. She seeks to avoid ... More


Embracing the Unconscious

Barbara Lounsberry

in Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049915
eISBN:
9780813050379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049915.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s ghostly, haunted 1905 Cornwall Diary and the 1906 to 1908 Great Britain Travel Diary that follows it display her growing trust in her unconscious as both a reservoir and compositor. ... More


Politics and Poetry: Diary of the Sixteenth Night Moon as a Literary Appeal

Christina Laffin

in Rewriting Medieval Japanese Women: Politics, Personality, and Literary Production in the Life of Nun Abutsu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835651
eISBN:
9780824871215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835651.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter chronicles Abutsu's journey from the capital to Kamakura and considers why she undertook this arduous and perhaps unnecessary trip to represent her interests in a legal case against her ... More


Memory Work and the Labor of Writing

Shayne Aaron Legassie

in The Medieval Invention of Travel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442563
eISBN:
9780226442730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226442730.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that pilgrims to the Holy Land were largely responsible for redefining travel as an exercise in literate self-discipline. It situates travel writing about the Holy Land within ... More


The Alien without: Murakami Haruki and the Sydney Olympics

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/9780824832926.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides a study of Murakami Haruki, the most famous, best read, and most widely translated novelist of contemporary Japan. It analyzes Murakami's book about the 2000 Sydney Olympics, ... More


Excursions in Identity: Travel and the Intersection of Place, Gender, and Status in Edo Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831172
eISBN:
9780824869199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831172.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the Edo period (1600–1868), status-and gender-based expectations largely defined a person’s place and identity in society. The wayfarers of the time, however, discovered that travel provided the ... More


Retirement

Marcia Yonemoto

in The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292000
eISBN:
9780520965584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292000.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter shows how the structure of early modern Japanese families made it imperative that women as well as men retire from active household management in order to allow the next generation to ... 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


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