Ambiguous bodies : reading the grotesque in Japanese setsuwa tales (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Ambiguous bodies : reading the grotesque in Japanese setsuwa tales

Author: Michelle Ilene Osterfeld Li
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in the Japanese Setsuwa Tales explores the world of the extraordinary and strange in Japanese setsuwa tales and the mentalities informing them in terms of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Ilene Osterfeld Li
ISBN: 9780804759755 0804759758
OCLC Number: 807206297
Description: xiii, 319 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Setsuwa and the grotesque --
Fantastic detached body parts --
Curious sexual encounters --
Who eats whom? : flesh-eating demons and political power struggles --
The feminization of demons --
Animal spirits.
Responsibility: Michelle Osterfeld Li.

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