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The rise and fall of modern Japanese literature

Author: John Whittier Treat
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
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The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature tells the story of Japanese literature from its start in the 1870s, against the backdrop of a rapidly coalescing modernity, to the present. John Whittier Treat takes up both cononical and forgotten works, the nonliterary as well as the literary, and pays special attention to the Japanese state's hand in shaping literature throughtout the country's nineteenth-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Whittier Treat
ISBN: 9780226811703 0226811700 9780226545134 022654513X
OCLC Number: 1003854721
Description: v, 401 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: modern Japanese literary history --
Bird-chasing Omatsu --
Midori's choice --
Sōseki kills a cat --
Narcissus in taish? --
Imperial Japan's worst writer --
Creole Japan --
Beheaded emperors and absent figures --
Reading comics/writing graffiti --
Yoshimoto Banana in the kitchen --
Murakami Haruki and multiple personality --
Conclusion: Takahashi Gen'ichirō's disappearing future.
Responsibility: John Whittier Treat.

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