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The Resource Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts, H. Richard Okada, (electronic book)

Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts, H. Richard Okada, (electronic book)

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Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts
Title
Figures of resistance
Title remainder
language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts
Statement of responsibility
H. Richard Okada
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 strategy 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
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Okada, H. Richard.
Index
index present
LC call number
PL726.2
LC item number
.O42 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Post-contemporary interventions
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Japanese literature
Label
Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts, H. Richard Okada, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-376) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Tales of the Bamboo Cutter: Languages of Narrating and Bamboo-Cutter Pretexts. A "Pivotal" Narrative: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter -- Waka Poetics" and Tales of lse". Constructing a Capital "Poetics," Kokin wakashu. An Early Figure of Resistance: Lady Ise. Sexual/Textual Politics and The Tale of Ise -- Tales of Genji": Situating the "Feminine Hand." Narrating the Private: "Kiritsubo." Feminine Representation and Critique, "Hahakigi." A Figure of Narrating: Tamakazura. Aesthetics, Politics, and Genealogy. Substitutions and Incidental Narrating, "Wakamurasaki." The Akashi Intertexts -- Epilogue: Endings, Tellings, and Retellings -- Appendix: Chapters in The Tale of Genji
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 388 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822311850
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Figures of resistance : language, poetry, and narrating in The tale of Genji and other mid-Heian texts, H. Richard Okada, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-376) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Tales of the Bamboo Cutter: Languages of Narrating and Bamboo-Cutter Pretexts. A "Pivotal" Narrative: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter -- Waka Poetics" and Tales of lse". Constructing a Capital "Poetics," Kokin wakashu. An Early Figure of Resistance: Lady Ise. Sexual/Textual Politics and The Tale of Ise -- Tales of Genji": Situating the "Feminine Hand." Narrating the Private: "Kiritsubo." Feminine Representation and Critique, "Hahakigi." A Figure of Narrating: Tamakazura. Aesthetics, Politics, and Genealogy. Substitutions and Incidental Narrating, "Wakamurasaki." The Akashi Intertexts -- Epilogue: Endings, Tellings, and Retellings -- Appendix: Chapters in The Tale of Genji
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 388 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822311850
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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