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Harvard East Asian Monographs 393

Struggling Upward

Worldly Success and the Japanese Novel

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674659797

Publication Date: 03/14/2016


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Desire and Deferral: Japanese Naturalism in the Countryside
  • 2. A Utopia of Self-Help: Imagining Rural Japan in the Novels of Ambition
  • 3. Topographies of Value: City, Gift, and Money in Natsume Sōseki
  • 4. Winds of Scandal: Female Self-Fashioning in the Metropolis
  • 5. A Genealogy of Failure: Korea, Manchuria, and the Japanese Novel
  • Conclusion: Modern Japanese Literature and the Public Sphere
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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