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Rituals of Self-Revelation

Shishōsetsu as Literary Genre and Socio-Cultural Phenomenon

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$45.95 • £36.95 • €41.50

ISBN 9780674773196

Publication Date: 04/15/1996

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Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit brings a sophisticated and graceful method of analysis to this English translation of her book on the shishōsetsu, one of the most important yet misunderstood genres in Japanese literature. Thorough and insightful, this study of the Japanese version of the “I-novel” provides a means of researching and interpreting the tradition of the genre, linking it to forms of autobiographical fiction as well as to cultural assumptions of the classical period of Japanese history. Hijiya-Kirschnereit provides a model of systematic inquiry into literary traditions that will stimulate American and English Japanologists, providing a much-needed bridge between German Japanologists and the rest of the field.

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