「宿命の女」幻想:―『みをつくし』から『邪宗門』へ  [in Japanese] A Vision of the "Femme Fatale"::from <i>Miwotsukushi</i> to <i>Jyashumon</i>  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

<p> In <i>Jyashumon</i>, published by KITAHARA Hakushu in 1909, love is often not sweet, but painful. In this article, I will focus on the women that appear in <i>Jyashumon</i>, defining them as one of the earliest representations of the "femme fatale" in Japanese literature.</p><p> To begin with, I will examine <i>Miwotsukushi</i> of UEDA Bin, since this book greatly influenced the author of <i>Jyashumon</i>. We can find the appearance of fatal women in <i>Miwotsukushi</i>, a translation of selected passages. In <i>II Trionfo della Morte</i> by G. D'Annunzio, Ippolita, the heroine, is an invincible woman. Another female, Isolde, is also described as a woman with fatal attraction. In another passage, <i>La Bûche</i> of Maupassant, the woman is also very seductive. Throughout these passages, men can never resist these women, although they despise their coquetries.</p><p> After being influenced by this kind of love, KITAHARA Hakushu wrote about corrupt love in <i>Jyashumon</i>. The women he writes about are often very seductive. Although the man hates the women's coquetry, he doesn't escape from them. They aren't the traditional evil women found in Japanese literature. The only way the man can relieve himself is by death. In the end, the man kills his "femme fatale" and himself, just as Giorgio, the main character of D'Annunzio's novel, did.</p><p> Thus, the decadent love of seductive women in <i>Jyashumon</i> comes to an end with murdered women.</p>

Journal

  • HIKAKU BUNGAKU Journal of Comparative Literature

    HIKAKU BUNGAKU Journal of Comparative Literature 36(0), 54-64, 1994

    Japan Comparative Literature Association

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110000312801
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00206761
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0440-8039
  • NDL Article ID
    3944643
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZK21(言語・文学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z12-75
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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