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Purloined Letters : Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Author: Mark H Silver
Publisher: Honolulu University of Hawaii Press [2008] © 2008
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This engaging study of the detective story's arrival in Japan--and of the broader cross-cultural borrowing that accompanied it--argues for a reassessment of existing models of literary influence between "unequal" cultures. Because the detective story had no pre-existing native equivalent in Japan, the genre's formulaic structure acted as a distinctive cultural marker, making plain the process of its incorporation  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Silver
ISBN: 9780824864057 0824864050 0824831888 9780824831882
OCLC Number: 1022091489
Language Note: In English.
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