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The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction

By Douglas Slaymaker

Routledge – 2004 – 216 pages

Series: Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

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Description

This book explores one of the crucial themes in postwar Japanese fiction. Through an examination of the work of a number of prominent twentieth century Japanese writers, the book analyses the meaning of the body in postwar Japanese discourse, the gender constructions of the imagery of the body and the implications for our understanding of individual and national identity. This book will be of interest to all students of modern Japanese literature.

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'This book brings into focus a fascinating element in the background of contemporary Japanese culture' - Monumenta Nipponica

Name: The Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Douglas Slaymaker. This book explores one of the crucial themes in postwar Japanese fiction. Through an examination of the work of a number of prominent twentieth century Japanese writers, the book analyses the meaning of the body in postwar Japanese discourse, the gender...
Categories: Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Gender Studies