Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jul 1, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
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With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.
  

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Contents

The Dictionary
1
Bibliography
149
About the Author
191
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About the author (2009)

J. Scott Miller is professor of Japanese and comparative literature at Brigham Young University. In addition to teaching a variety of courses exploring Japanese culture he publishes books, articles, and translations of Japanese fiction.

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