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Osaka Modern

The City in the Japanese Imaginary

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ISBN 9780674975187

Publication Date: 02/20/2017


  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction: Osaka as an Idea
  • 1. Mastering the Local: Narration in Tanizaki Jun’ichirō’s Manji
  • 2. A Local Practice of Play: Oda Sakunosuke’s Meoto zenzai
  • 3. City, Empire, and Flow: Osaka and the Philippines in Oda Sakunosuke’s Waga machi
  • 4. Diseased Dream: Nostalgia and Futurity in Tanizaki Jun’ichirō’s Sasameyuki
  • 5. The Afterlife of the Local Voice: Yamasaki Toyoko and Film Adaptation
  • Conclusion: National Drag
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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