Beyond nation : time, writing, and community in the work of Abe Kobo (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Beyond nation : time, writing, and community in the work of Abe Kobo

Author: Richard Calichman
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the work of writer Abe Kōbō (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form communities (and nations) to recapture a sense of wholeness.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Calichman, Richard.
Beyond nation
(DLC) 2015037622
(OCoLC)922970865
Named Person: Kōbō Abe; Kōbō Abe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Calichman
ISBN: 9780804797559 0804797552
OCLC Number: 933297055
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Markings in the sand : on Suna no onna --
The time of disturbance : on "Uchinaru henkyo" --
The lure of community in Tanin no kao --
Interventions : of Abe Kobo.
Responsibility: Richard F. Calichman.

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In the work of writer Abe Kōbō (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form communities (and nations) to recapture a sense of wholeness. Art, then, must resist the nation-state and expose its false ideologies. Calichman argues that Abe's attack on the concept of national affiliation has been neglected through his inscription as a writer of Japanese literature.

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"Beyond Nationmarks a rare and fortunate encounter of theoretical passion with the work of Abe Kobo. It is also a public protestation against the conservative climate of academia in the United States Read more...

 
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