Escape from the Wasteland: Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and OE Kenzaburo

by Napier, Susan J.
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ISBN: 9780674261815

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Lurid depictions of sex and impotence, themes of emperor worship and violence, the use of realism and myth - these characterize the fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo. Napier discovers similarities as well as dissimilarities in the work of two writers of radically different political orientations. Napier places Yukio's and Kenzaburo's fiction in the context of postwar Japanese political and social realities and, in a new preface for the paperback edition, reflects on each writer's position in the tradition of Japanese literature.
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Napier, Susan J.
  • ISBN: 9780674261815
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 0.84
  • Number Of Pages: 258
  • Publication Year: 1996

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