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Riassunto: In this revisionist study of texts from the mid-Heian period in Japan, H. Richard Okada offers new readings of three well-known tales: The Tale of the Bamboo-cutter, The Tale of Ise, and The Tale of Genji. Okada contends that the cultural and gendered significance of these works has been distorted by previous commentaries and translations belonging to the larger patriarchal and colonialist discourse of Western civilization. He goes on to suggest that this universalist discourse, which silences the feminine aspects of these texts and subsumes their writing in misapplied Western canonical literary terms, is sanctioned and maintained by the discipline of Japanese literature.
Okada develops a highly original and sophisticated reading strategy that demonstrates how readers might understand texts belonging to a different time and place without being complicit in their assimilation to categories derived from Western literary traditions. The author’s reading stratgey is based on the texts’ own resistance to modes of analysis that employ such Western canonical terms as novel, lyric, and third-person narrative. Emphasis is also given to the distinctive cultural circles, as well as socio-political and genealogical circumstances that surrounded the emergence of the texts.
Indispensable readings for specialists in literature, cultural studies, and Japanese literature and history, Figures of Resistance will also appeal to general readers interested in the problems and complexities of studying another culture.
From the Back Cover: ""Figures of Resistance" is not simply the best English-language study of Heian prose texts now available, but also one of the two or three most important studies of Japanese literature ever written. It will become not so much the 'standard' . . . as the critical point of departure in the field of Japanese narrative studies for years to come." --Edward Fowler, University of California, Irvine
Titolo: Figures of Resistance
Casa editrice: Duke Univ Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Duke University Press, 1991. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95744896
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Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, Durham, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Like new with light wear to covers and no marks to text. Literary Criticism; Post-Contemporary Interventions; 9.12 X 6.12 X 1.15 inches; 400 pages. Codice libro della libreria 60501
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Descrizione libro Duke University, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. 1991. Duke University. Softback. Book- VG. 9x6. 388pp. Codice libro della libreria 1505682
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Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0822311925
Descrizione libro Duke University Press Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 14837310