Critical Insights: Modern Japanese Literature

Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Additional Works on Theme
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Frank Jacob
January 2017 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-258-2
# of Pages: 300
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Outstanding, in-depth scholarship by renowned literary critics; great starting point for students seeking an introduction to the theme and the critical discussions surrounding it.

Modern Japanese Literature examines the developments of the country's history: its economic and military rise in the early 20th century and its bitter defeat after WWII. Essays in this volume explore the search for national identity and examine the work of Murakami Haruki, Akutagawa Ryunosuke, and Futabatei Shimei.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index