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Writing the love of boys : origins of Bishōnen culture in modernist Japanese literature

Author: Jeffrey Angles
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
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Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin de siFcle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. Writing the Love of Boys looks at the response to this mindset during the critical era of cultural ferment between the two world wars as a number of Japanese writers challenged the idea of love and desire between men as pathological.  Read more...
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Angles, Jeffrey, 1971-
Writing the love of boys.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010032182
(OCoLC)655302448
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Angles
ISBN: 9780816676835 0816676836 1299947093 9781299947092
OCLC Number: 707926702
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Blow the blood-stained bugle : Murayama Kaita and the language of personal sensation --
Treading the edges of the known world : homoerotic fantasies in Murayama Kaita's prose --
The appeal of the strange : same-sex desire in Edogawa Ranpo's mystery fiction --
(Re)discovering same-sex love : Ranpo and the creation of Queer history --
Uninscribing the adolescent body : aesthetic resistance in Taruho's writing --
Conclusion : postwar legacies.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Angles.

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A pioneering look at same-sex desire in Japanese modernist writing.  Read more...

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"Angles vividly resurrects a current of Japanese literary modernism-namely, its estheticization of the `love of boys'-that previous narratives have obscured. From the perspective of queer history and Read more...

 
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