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Full metal apache : transactions between cyberpunk Japan and avant-pop America

Author: Takayuki Tatsumi
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2006.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Takayuki Tatsumi is one of Japan's leading cultural critics, renowned for his work on American literature and culture. With his encyclopaedic knowledge and fan's love of both Japanese and American art and literature, he is perhaps uniquely well situated to offer this study of the dynamic cross-currents between the avant-gardes and pop cultures of Japan and the United States. In Full Metal Apache, Tatsumi looks at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tatsumi, Takayuki, 1955-
Full metal apache.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Takayuki Tatsumi
ISBN: 0822337622 9780822337621 0822337746 9780822337744
OCLC Number: 63125607
Description: xxvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Larry McCaffery --
Anatomies of dependence --
Mikadophilia, or, The fate of cyborgian identity in the postmillenarian milieu --
Comparative metafiction : somewhere between ideology and rhetoric --
Virus as metaphor : a postorientalist reading of the future war novels of the 1890s --
Deep north Gothic : a postoccidentalist reading of Hearn, Yanagita, and Akutagawa --
Which way to coincidence? : a queer reading of J.G. Ballard's Crash --
A manifesto for gynoids : a cyborg feminist reading of Richard Calder --
Semiotic ghost stories : the Japanese reflection of mirrorshades --
Junk art city, or, How Gibson meets Thomasson in Virtual light --
Pax exotica : a new exoticist perspective on Audrey, Anna-chan, and Idoru --
Magic realists Tokyo : Poe's "The man that was used up" as a subtext for Bartók-Terayama's magical musical The miraculous Mandarin --
Full metal apache : Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo diptych, or, The impact of American narratives on the Japanese representation of cyborgian identity --
Waiting for Godzilla : toward a globalist theme park --
Toward the frontiers of "fiction" : from metafiction and cyberpunk, through avant-pop : the correspondence between Takayuki Tatsumi and Larry McCaffery --
A dialoge with the nanofash Pygmalion : an interview with Richard Calder.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Takayuki Tatsumi.
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Looks at the work of artists from both sides of the Pacific: fiction writers and poets, folklorists and filmmakers, animae artists, playwrights, musicians, manga creators, and performance artists.  Read more...


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