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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 33

Escape from the Wasteland

Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo

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$21.00 • £18.95 • €19.95

ISBN 9780674261815

Publication Date: 04/15/1996

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Nobel Prize winner Oe Kenzaburo and the ever-disturbing Mishima Yukio have explored twentieth-century Japanese alienation with an unsparing eye and savage humor. In Escape from the Wasteland, Susan J. Napier examines their vivid and often perverse depictions of sex, impotence, emperor worship, and violence. For new readers of Oe and Mishima, this is an indispensable guide. For critics and scholars, it is the benchmark study.

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