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Description - The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature by Susan Napier

This text argues that 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 20th century. This work explores the dark side to Japanese literature and Japanese society, taking in the nightmarish future depicted in the animated film masterpiece, "Akira" , and the pastoral dream worlds created by Japan's Nobel Prize winning author Oe Kenzaburo. A wide range of fantasists, many discussed here in English for the first time, form the basis for an analysis of utopias, dystopias, the disturbing relationship between women, sexuality and modernity, and the role of the alien in the fantastic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415124577
ISBN-10: 0415124573
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature by Susan Napier
Paperback, December 1995
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