In the late twelfth century, Japanese people called the transitional period in which they were living the "age of warriors." Feudal clans fought civil wars, and warriors from the Kanto Plain rose up to restore the military regime of their shogun, Yoritomo. The whole of this intermediary period came to represent a gap between two stable societies: the ancient period, dominated by the imperial court in Heian (today's Kyoto), and the modern period, dominated by the Tokugawa bakufu based in Edo (today's Tokyo).
In this remarkable portrait of a complex period in the evolution of Japan, Pierre F. Souyri uses a wide variety of sources -- ranging from legal and historical texts to artistic and literary examples -- to form a magisterial overview of medieval Japanese society. As much at home discussing the implications of the morality and mentality of The Tale of the Heike as he is describing local disputes among minor vassals or the economic implications of the pirate trade, Souyri brilliantly illustrates the interconnected nature of medieval Japanese culture.
The Middle Ages was a decisive time in Japan's history because it confirmed the country's national identity. New forms of cultural expression, such as poetry, theater, garden design, the tea ceremony, flower arranging, and illustrated scrolls, conveyed a unique sensibility -- sometimes in opposition to the earlier Chinese models followed by the old nobility. The World Turned Upside Down provides an animated account of the religious, intellectual, and literary practices of medieval Japan in order to reveal the era's own notable cultural creativity and enormous economic potential.
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Klein (1882-1960) was internationally known as the mother of child analysis and a reformer in the field of Freudian psychoanalysis. Her contribution came via analysis of her own children and emphasized the darker side of object relations: envy, sadism, and Thanatos. She was born in Hungary, trained in Berlin, and had great influence in England after emigrating there, dividing the psychoanalytic profession between Anna Freud and herself. This intellectual biography is the second volume of "Female Genius: Life, Madness, Words," a trilogy by psychoanalyst and critic Kristeva (linguistics, Univ. of Paris). (Hannah Arendt, published last summer, was Volume 1; the forthcoming Colette will be Volume 3.) While the language is clear, it is riddled with psychoanalytic jargon and is appropriate for cognoscenti who admire Freud and want to delve into the work of an audacious and difficult follower. Kristeva, a formidable cultural historian and critic, brings a rich mix of data and ideas for psychoanalytic theorists, but Phyllis Grosskurth's Melanie Klein: Her World and Her Work (Jason Aronson, 1995) is much more suited to the general reader. E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, DC ...
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Klein represents an interesting figure in psychoanalysis. Ironic that her ideas split psychoanalysis considering she wrote about spiting as a defense. This book is a good introduction to Klein and her ... Read full review
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