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The Resource Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan, edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel

Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan, edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel

Label
Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan
Title
Ōe and beyond
Title remainder
fiction in contemporary Japan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Are the works of contemporary Japanese novelists, as Nobel Prize winner Oe Kenzaburo has observed, "mere reflections of the vast consumer culture of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large"? Or do they contain their own critical components, albeit in altered form? Oe and Beyond surveys the accomplishments of Oe and other writers of the postwar generation while looking further to examine the literary parameters of the "Post-Oe" generation. Despite the unprecedented availability today of the work of many of these writers in excellent English translations, some twenty years have passed since a collection of critical essays has appeared to guide the interested reader through the fascinating world of contemporary Japanese fiction. Oe and Beyond is a sampling of the best research and thinking on the current generation of Japanese writers being done in English. The essays in this volume explore such subjects as the continuing resonances of the atomic bombings; the notion of "transnational subjects"; the question of the "de-canonization" (as well as the "re-canonization") of writers; the construction (and deconstruction) of gender models; the quest for spirituality amid contemporary Japanese consumer affluence; post-modernity and Japanese "infantilism"; the intertwining connections between history, myth-making, and discrimination; and apocalyptic visions of fin de siecle Japan. Contributors pursue various methodological and theoretical approaches to reveal the breadth of scholarship on modern Japanese literature. The essays reflect some of the latest thinking, both Western and Japanese, on such topics as subjectivity, gender, history, modernity, and the postmodern. Oe and Beyond includes essays on Endo Shusaku, Hayashi Kyoko, Kanai Mieko, Kurahashi Yumiko, Murakami Haruki, Murakami Ryu, Nakagami Kenji, Oe Kenzaburo, Ohba Minako, Shimada Masahiko, Takahashi Takako, and Yoshimoto Banana. Contributors: Davinder L. Bhowmik, Philip Gabriel, Van C. Gessel, Adrienne Hurley, Susan J. Napier, Sharalyn Orbaugh, Jay Rubin, Atsuko Sakaki, Ann Sherif, Stephen Snyder, Mark Williams, Eve Zimmerman
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
895.6/3509
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PL747.8
LC item number
.O34 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Snyder, Stephen
  • Gabriel, J. Philip
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  • Japanese fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Japanese fiction
  • Letterkunde
  • Japans
  • Literatur
  • Japanisch
Label
Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan, edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Demons, Transnational Subjects, and the Fiction of Ohba Minako
  • Adrienne Hurley
  • Double Vision: Divided Narrative Focus in Takahashi Takako's Yosoi Seyo, Waga Tamashii Yo
  • Mark Williams
  • In the Trap of Words: Nakagami Kenji and the Making of Degenerate Fictions
  • Eve Zimmerman
  • (Re)Canonizing Kurahashi Yumiko: Toward Alternative Perspectives for "Modern" "Japanese" "Literature"
  • Atsuko Sakaki
  • Murakami Haruki's Two Poor Aunts Tell Everything They Know About Sheep, Wells, Unicorns, Proust, Elephants, and Magpies
  • Jay Rubin
  • Introduction
  • Extreme Imagination: The Fiction of Murakami Ryu
  • Stephen Snyder
  • Dream Messengers, Rental Children, and The Infantile: Shimada Masahiko and the Possibilities of the Postmodern
  • Philip Gabriel
  • Arguing With the Real: Kanai Mieko
  • Sharalyn Orbaugh
  • Japanese Without Apology: Yoshimoto Banana and Healing
  • Ann Sherif
  • Stephen Snyder, Philip Gabriel
  • Oe Kenzaburo and the Search for the Sublime at the End of the Twentieth Century
  • Susan J. Napier
  • The Road to the River: The Fiction of Endo Shusaku
  • Van C. Gessel
  • Temporal Discontinuity in the Atomic Bomb Fiction of Hayashi Kyoko
  • Davinder L. Bhowmik
Control code
45843009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863760
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tx2r
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843009
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ōe and beyond : fiction in contemporary Japan, edited by Stephen Snyder and Philip Gabriel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-304) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Demons, Transnational Subjects, and the Fiction of Ohba Minako
  • Adrienne Hurley
  • Double Vision: Divided Narrative Focus in Takahashi Takako's Yosoi Seyo, Waga Tamashii Yo
  • Mark Williams
  • In the Trap of Words: Nakagami Kenji and the Making of Degenerate Fictions
  • Eve Zimmerman
  • (Re)Canonizing Kurahashi Yumiko: Toward Alternative Perspectives for "Modern" "Japanese" "Literature"
  • Atsuko Sakaki
  • Murakami Haruki's Two Poor Aunts Tell Everything They Know About Sheep, Wells, Unicorns, Proust, Elephants, and Magpies
  • Jay Rubin
  • Introduction
  • Extreme Imagination: The Fiction of Murakami Ryu
  • Stephen Snyder
  • Dream Messengers, Rental Children, and The Infantile: Shimada Masahiko and the Possibilities of the Postmodern
  • Philip Gabriel
  • Arguing With the Real: Kanai Mieko
  • Sharalyn Orbaugh
  • Japanese Without Apology: Yoshimoto Banana and Healing
  • Ann Sherif
  • Stephen Snyder, Philip Gabriel
  • Oe Kenzaburo and the Search for the Sublime at the End of the Twentieth Century
  • Susan J. Napier
  • The Road to the River: The Fiction of Endo Shusaku
  • Van C. Gessel
  • Temporal Discontinuity in the Atomic Bomb Fiction of Hayashi Kyoko
  • Davinder L. Bhowmik
Control code
45843009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 317 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863760
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tx2r
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843009
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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