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Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature

Author: Philip Gabriel
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores a range of writings on spirituality in contemporary Japanese literature. This work draws on a variety of literary works, from enormously popular fiction to more problematic "serious"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gabriel, Philip, 1953-
Spirit matters.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607747073
Named Person: Ayako Miura; Ayako Sono; Haruki Murakami; Kenzaburō Ōe
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gabriel
ISBN: 0824829743 9780824829742
OCLC Number: 62282072
Description: ix, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The frozen soul: sin and forgiveness in Miura Ayako's Freezing point --
ch. 2. The Seed must fall: two tales of self-sacrifice --
ch. 3. Aum, underground, and Murakami Haruki's Other side --
ch. 4. Literature of the soul: Ōe Kenzaburō's Somersault.
Responsibility: Philip Gabriel.
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