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Perfumed sleeves and tangled hair : body, woman, and desire in medieval Japanese narratives

Author: Rajyashree Pandey
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the possibilities and limits of terms such as "body", "woman", "gender", and "agency" to analyse texts that come out of altogether different temporal and cultural contexts. Through close  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rajyashree Pandey
ISBN: 9780824853549 0824853547
OCLC Number: 909777190
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rethinking body, woman, sex, and agency in medieval Japanese narratives --
The erotics of the body in the Tale of Genji --
The erotics of power in the Tale of Genji --
Woman, love, poetry, and enlightenment : Izumi Shikibu as topos --
"Meditating on the impure body" : the generic transformations of a medieval topos.
Responsibility: Rajyashree Pandey.

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Pandey's methodology is close reading, and her corrective lens is serious consideration of the Buddhist episteme that dominated the periods of both genres. Theoretically sophisticated, admirably Read more...

 
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