Japanese writers and the West


Japanese writers and the West

Sumie Okada

Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-204) and index



This book concludes Sumie Okada's trilogy concerning cultural relationships between Japan and the West. This volume discusses six Japanese authors (Soseki, Mishima, Akiko Yosano, Hiroshi Yosano, Endo and Murakami), analysing the encounter between their traditional Japanese group-consciousness and western individualism. It also covers Endo's student days in Lyon, and his relationship with the humanist Francoise Pastre, appending a moving account by her sister Genevieve.


Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 'Failed individualism' observed in Japan: The Novels of Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) The trip of Hiroshi (1873-1935) and Akiko Yosano (1878-1942) to France and England in 1928 Yukio Mishima (1925-1970): His love of idiosyncrasy and of 'failed groupism', in parallel with his romantic escape into the freedom of the sea, observed in his work The Golden Pavilion Traces of a different sort of 'groupism' in Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (b. 1949) Shusaku Endo (1923-1996): His Japanese context and its importance in the analysis of his relationship with Francoise Pastre (1930-1971) Genevieve Pastre's article on her sister Francoise Appendix 1: Genevieve Pastre's article on her sister Francoise - the original French text Appendix 2: Genevieve Pastre's article on her sister Francoise - an English translation Epilogue Index

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