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The Resource Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature, Philip Gabriel

Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature, Philip Gabriel

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Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature
Title
Spirit matters
Title remainder
the transcendent in modern Japanese literature
Statement of responsibility
Philip Gabriel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spirit Matters is a ground-breaking work, the first to explore a broad range of writings on spirituality in contemporary Japanese literature. It draws on a variety of literary works, from enormously popular fiction (Miura Ayako's Hyôten and Shirokari Pass and the novels of Murakami Haruki) to more problematic "serious" fiction (Ôe Kenzaburô's Somersault) to nonfiction meditations on martyrdom and miracles (Sono Ayako's Kiseki) and the dynamics of religious cults (Murakami's interviews with members of Aum Shinrikyô in Underground). The first half of the volume focuses on the work of two women Christian writers, Miura Ayako and Sono Ayako. Combining a decidedly evangelistic bent with the formulas of the popular novel, Miura's 1964 novel Hyôten (Freezing Point) and its sequel are entertaining perennial bestsellers but also treat spiritual issues--like original sin--that are largely unexplored in modern Japanese literature. Sono's Kiseki (Miracles) and Miura's Shiokari Pass focus on the meaning of self-sacrifice and the miraculous and survey both the paths by which people come to faith and the spiritual doubts that assail them. Perhaps most striking for Western readers, Gabriel reveals how Miura's novel shows the lingering resistance to Christianity and its oppositional nature in Japan, and how in Kiseki Sono considers the kind of spiritual struggles many Japanese Christians experience as they try to reconcile their belief in a minority faith
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabriel, Philip
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miura, Ayako
  • Sono, Ayako
  • Murakami, Haruki
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Littérature japonaise
  • Littérature japonaise
  • Religion et littérature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Literatur
  • Japanisch
Label
Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature, Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. 1. The frozen soul: sin and forgiveness in Miura Ayako's Freezing point -- ch. 2. The Seed must fall: two tales of self-sacrifice -- ch. 3. Aum, underground, and Murakami Haruki's Other side -- ch. 4. Literature of the soul: Ōe Kenzaburō's Somersault
Control code
ocn607747073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864439
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864439
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p53q
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607747073
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
Spirit matters : the transcendent in modern Japanese literature, Philip Gabriel
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. 1. The frozen soul: sin and forgiveness in Miura Ayako's Freezing point -- ch. 2. The Seed must fall: two tales of self-sacrifice -- ch. 3. Aum, underground, and Murakami Haruki's Other side -- ch. 4. Literature of the soul: Ōe Kenzaburō's Somersault
Control code
ocn607747073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824864439
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824864439
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p53q
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607747073
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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