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The Resource Modanizumu : modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938, compiled and edited, with introductions and commentary, by William J. Tyler

Modanizumu : modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938, compiled and edited, with introductions and commentary, by William J. Tyler

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Modanizumu : modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938
Title
Modanizumu
Title remainder
modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited, with introductions and commentary, by William J. Tyler
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  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Remarkably little has been written on the subject of modernism in Japanese fiction. Until now there has been neither a comprehensive survey of Japanese modernist fiction nor an anthology of translations to provide a systematic introduction. Only recently have the terms "modernism" and "modernist" become part of the standard discourse in English on modern Japanese literature and doubts concerning their authenticity vis-a-vis Western European modernism remain. This anomaly is especially ironic in view of the decidedly modan prose crafted by such well-known Japanese writers as Kawabata Yasunari, Nagai Kafu, and Tanizaki Jun'ichiroƯ. By contrast, scholars in the visual and fine arts, architecture, and poetry readily embraced modanizumu as a key concept for describing and analyzing Japanese culture in the 1920s and 1930s. This volume addresses this discrepancy by presenting in translation for the first time a collection of twenty-five stories and novellas representative of Japanese authors who worked in the modernist idiom from 1913 to 1938. Its prefatory materials provide a systematic overview of the literary movement's salient features--anti-naturalism, cosmopolitanism, the concept of the double self, and actionism--and describe how modanizumu evolved from its early "jagged edges" into a sophisticated yet popular expression of Japanese urban life in the first half of the twentieth century. The modanist style, characterized by youthful exuberance, a tongue-in-cheek tone, and narrative techniques like superimposition, is amply illustrated. Modanizumu introduces faces altogether new or relatively unknown: Abe Tomoji, Kajii Motojiro, Murayama Kaita, Osaki Midori, Tachibana Sotoo, Takeda Rintaro, Tani Joji, Yoshiyuki Eisuke, and Yumeno Kyusaku. It also revisits such luminaries as Kawabata, Tanizaki, and the detective novelist Edogawa Ranpo. Key works that it culls from the modernist repertoire include Funahashi Seiichi's Diving, Hagiwara Sakutaro's "Town of Cats," Ito Sei's Streets of Fiendish Ghosts, and Kawabata's film scenario Page of Madness. This volume moves beyond conventional views to place this important movement in Japanese fiction within a global context: an indigenous expression born of the fission of local creativity and the fusion of cross-cultural interaction
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illustrations
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index present
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In English
Literary form
fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Tyler, William Jefferson
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  • Japanese fiction
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Roman japonais
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Japanese fiction
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Japan
  • Literatur
  • Japan
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Modanizumu : modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938, compiled and edited, with introductions and commentary, by William J. Tyler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-588) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Anti-naturalism: illuminating the spectacle. "The bust of the beautiful young Salaino" / Murayama Kaita ; "A shop that sells stars" / Inagaki Taruho ; "Shoes fit for a poet" / Osaki Midori ; Page of madness / Kawabata Yasunari ; Streets of fiendish ghosts / Itô Sei -- Cosmopolitarism and popularization: foreign settings, exotic personae, and the bilingual gloss. A tale of trouble from the Bar Roulette / Tchibana Sotoo ; "The Japan-Germany track competition" / Abe Tomoji ; "A negro in cinema" / Abe Tomoji ; "The two-sen copper coin" / Edogawa Ranpo ; "The Shanghaied man" / Tani Jōji ; "Love after death" / Yumeno Kyūsaku -- Modanizumu as the multiple self: dopplegängers, alter egos, and nonessentialism. "The lemon" / Kajii Motojirō ; "The ascension of K" / Kajii Motojirō ; "Feelings atop a cliff" / Kajii Motojirō ; "The story of R-chan and S" / Inagaki Taruho ; "The man traveling with the brocade portrait" / Edogawa Ranpo -- Modanizumu in politics: diving into actionism. "The caterpillar" / Edogawa Ranpo ; "The censor" / Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; "Colorful Shinjuku" / Yoshiyuki Eisuke ; "The love of Kishimo" / Okamoto Kanoko ; "Japan's three-penny opera" / Takeda Rintarō ; "Kamagasaki" / Takeda Rintarō ; Diving / Funahashi Seiichi ; "The town of cats" / Hagiwara Sakutarō ; "Mars' song" / Ishikawa Jun
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1 online resource (xii, 605 pages)
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online
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9780824863661
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.21313/9780824863661
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illustrations
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22573/ctt62v6rd
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)646068278
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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
Modanizumu : modernist fiction from Japan, 1913-1938, compiled and edited, with introductions and commentary, by William J. Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-588) 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
Anti-naturalism: illuminating the spectacle. "The bust of the beautiful young Salaino" / Murayama Kaita ; "A shop that sells stars" / Inagaki Taruho ; "Shoes fit for a poet" / Osaki Midori ; Page of madness / Kawabata Yasunari ; Streets of fiendish ghosts / Itô Sei -- Cosmopolitarism and popularization: foreign settings, exotic personae, and the bilingual gloss. A tale of trouble from the Bar Roulette / Tchibana Sotoo ; "The Japan-Germany track competition" / Abe Tomoji ; "A negro in cinema" / Abe Tomoji ; "The two-sen copper coin" / Edogawa Ranpo ; "The Shanghaied man" / Tani Jōji ; "Love after death" / Yumeno Kyūsaku -- Modanizumu as the multiple self: dopplegängers, alter egos, and nonessentialism. "The lemon" / Kajii Motojirō ; "The ascension of K" / Kajii Motojirō ; "Feelings atop a cliff" / Kajii Motojirō ; "The story of R-chan and S" / Inagaki Taruho ; "The man traveling with the brocade portrait" / Edogawa Ranpo -- Modanizumu in politics: diving into actionism. "The caterpillar" / Edogawa Ranpo ; "The censor" / Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; "Colorful Shinjuku" / Yoshiyuki Eisuke ; "The love of Kishimo" / Okamoto Kanoko ; "Japan's three-penny opera" / Takeda Rintarō ; "Kamagasaki" / Takeda Rintarō ; Diving / Funahashi Seiichi ; "The town of cats" / Hagiwara Sakutarō ; "Mars' song" / Ishikawa Jun
Control code
ocn646068278
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 605 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863661
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62v6rd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068278
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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