The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity
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The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity

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Modern Japan's repressed anxieties, fears and hopes come to the surface in the fantastic. A close analysis of fantasy fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivalence felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century.
The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society. It takes...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 28th 1995 by Routledge (first published 1995)
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This book touches a topic which looks really interesting to me. However, as it always happens with this kind of books -books that deal about books- if you have not read some of the books mentioned, is like believing in ghosts. You cannot really know if the author is right or if your opinions will be the same and you will also believe in the same ghosts, or in different ones. That is what hsa happened to me, since I have read very few of the ones Napier mentions in her book. I have started readin...more
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Este libro ha sido una de las primeras fuentes de información que consulté para la elaboración de mis investigaciones sobre la literatura fantástica en Japón. Este libro, con un análisis basado en el modelo propuesto por Rosemary Jackson en Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, se adentra en la literatura japonesa através del análisis de los temas, imágenes y símbolos de relatos del siglo XX.

Para mí, su lectura no fue de gran ayuda, pues mi trabajo no se enfoca en un estudio temático, sino est...more
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