RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 212628050 LA English T1 The Japanization of modernity : Murakami Haruki between Japan and the United States A1 Suter, Rebecca,, PB Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2008 SN 9780674028333 0674028333 9780674060760 0674060768 AB "Murakami Haruki is perhaps the best known and most widely translated Japanese author of his generation. Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of Murakami's fiction, Rebecca Suter complicates our understanding of the author's oeuvre and highlights his contributions not only as a popular writer but also as a cultural critic on both sides of the Pacific. Suter concentrates on Murakami's short stories - less known in the West but equally worthy of critical attention - as sites of some of the author's bolder experiments in manipulating literary (and everyday) language, honing cross-cultural allusions, and crafting meta-fictional techniques. This study scrutinizes Murakami's fictional worlds and their extra-literary contexts through a range of discursive lenses: modernity and postmodernity, universalism and particularism, imperialism and nationalism, Orientalism and globalization."--Jacket.