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The Resource Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity, Dennis Washburn

Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity, Dennis Washburn

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Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity
Title
Translating Mount Fuji
Title remainder
modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Washburn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi,?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving the traditions of Asia. Washburn begins with Ueda's Ugetsu monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) and its preoccupation with the distant past, a sense of loss, and the connection between values and identity. He then considers the use of narrative realism and the metaphor of translation in Soseki's Sanshiro; the relationship between ideology and selfhood in Ogai's Seinen; Yokomitsu Riichi's attempt to synthesize the national and the cosmopolitan; Ooka Shohei's post-World War II representations of the ethical and spiritual crises confronting his age; and Mishima's innovative play with the aesthetics of the inauthentic and the artistry of kitsch. Washburn's brilliant analysis teases out common themes concerning the illustration of moral and aesthetic values, the crucial role of autonomy and authenticity in defining notions of culture, the impact of cultural translation on ideas of nation and subjectivity, the ethics of identity, and the hybrid quality of modern Japanese society. He pinpoints the persistent anxiety that influenced these authors' writings, a struggle to translate rhetorical forms of Western literature while preserving elements of the pre-Meiji tradition. A unique combination of intellectual history and critical
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Washburn, Dennis C.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese fiction
  • National characteristics in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese fiction
  • National characteristics in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Japan
Label
Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity, Dennis Washburn
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) 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
  • 5. Toward a View from Nowhere
  • 6. Kitsch, Nihilism, and the Inauthentic
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction. Real Identities
  • 1. Ghostwriters and Literary Haunts
  • 2. Translating Mount Fuji
  • 3. Manly Virtue and Modern Identity
  • 4. Real Images
Control code
ocn137949212
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231138925
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/wash13892
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22573/cttgtgq2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)137949212
Label
Translating Mount Fuji : modern Japanese fiction and the ethics of identity, Dennis Washburn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-285) 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
  • 5. Toward a View from Nowhere
  • 6. Kitsch, Nihilism, and the Inauthentic
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction. Real Identities
  • 1. Ghostwriters and Literary Haunts
  • 2. Translating Mount Fuji
  • 3. Manly Virtue and Modern Identity
  • 4. Real Images
Control code
ocn137949212
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231138925
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/wash13892
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgtgq2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)137949212

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