The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity - Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies (Paperback)Susan Napier (author)
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The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. It takes in the nightmarish future depicted in the animated film masterpiece, Akira, and the pastoral dream worlds created by Japan's Nobel Prize winning author Oe Kenzaburo. A wide range of fantasists, many discussed here in English for the first time, form the basis for a ground-breaking analysis of utopias, dystopias, the disturbing relationship between women, sexuality and modernity, and the role of the alien in the fantastic.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
-"Journal of Asian Studies
"By adopting a cultural studies approach, she succeeds in probiding the general public as well as Japan specialists with a work that discusses the fantastic worlds in Japanese literature.... remarkable for time and effort alone that must have gone into the preliminary research, not to mention the final product."
-"Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies