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Literature among the ruins, 1945-1955 : postwar Japanese literary criticism

Author: Atsuko Ueda; Michael K Bourdaghs; Richi Sakakibara; Hirokazu Toeda
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: New studies in modern Japan.
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This collection examines literary criticism in postwar Japan. The contributors analyze the debates that occurred among Japanese intellectuals and highlight the various ideological forces that shaped the country's postwar trajectory.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Literature among the ruins, 1945-1955.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018019040
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atsuko Ueda; Michael K Bourdaghs; Richi Sakakibara; Hirokazu Toeda
ISBN: 9780739180723 073918072X
OCLC Number: 1027828973
Description: vii, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Atsuko Ueda, Richi Sakakibara, Michael K. Bourdaghs, and Hirokazu Toeda --
Part I. Foregrounding the Cold War. Early Freeze Warning : The Politics and Literature Debate as Cold War Culture / Michael K. Bourdaghs --
The Korean War and Disputed Memories : Kim Dal-su's Nihon no fuyu and the 1955 System / Ko Youngran, translated by Michael K. Bourdaghs --
Politics and Culture of Fascism / Ann Sherif --
Part II. Structures of Concealment : Cultural Anxieties. Cultural Resentment and Valorization in Postwar Japanese Literary Criticism : Nakamura Mitsuo's Literary History / Atsuko Ueda --
Small Hopes and a Terror : Katō Shūichi's and Mori Arimasa's 1955 Return from France / Doug Slaymaker --
Language and the People : The Amateur Writing Subject in Kindai bungaku, Shin Nihon bungaku, and Shisō no kagaku / Richi Sakakibara, translate by Atsuko Ueda --
Part III. Continuity and Discontinuity : Subjective Rupture and Dislocation. Temporalities of Ruin : Shiina Rinzō and the Subject of Tenkō / Seifi M. Lippit --
Literature at War's End : The Prosecution of Writers in Bungaku jihyō / James Dorsey --
From the God of Literature to War Criminal : The Media and the Shifting Image of Yokomitsu Riichi from Prewar and Wartime to the Postwar Era / Hirokazu Toeda, translated by Atsuko Ueda.
Series Title: New studies in modern Japan.
Responsibility: edited by Atsuko Ueda, Michael K. Bourdaghs, Richi Sakakibara, and Hirokazu Toeda.

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