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Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts

Author: H Richard Okada
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1991.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this revisionist study of texts from the mid-Heian period in Japan, H. Richard Okada offers new readings of three well-known tales: The tale of the bamboo-cutter, The tale of Ise, and The tale of Genji. Okada contends that the cultural and gendered significance of these works has been distorted by previous commentaries and translations belonging to the larger patriarchal and colonialist discourse of Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Okada, H. Richard.
Figures of resistance.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)647294315
Named Person: Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Richard Okada
ISBN: 0822311925 9780822311928 0822311852 9780822311850
OCLC Number: 23384982
Description: x, 388 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tales of the bamboo cutter --
Waka "Poetics" and Tales of "Ise" --
Tales of "Genji"
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: H. Richard Okada.

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This study of literature from Japan's mid-Heian period offers new readings of three traditional tales and contends that the cultural significance of these works has been distorted by translations  Read more...

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