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Author Okada, Sumie.

Title Western writers in Japan [electronic resource] / Sumie Okada.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 200 p.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780333721742, 1998.
Contents Preface Introduction Lafcadio Hearn: the First Great literary Emissary from the West PART TWO: BETWEEN THE WARS William Plomer: East-West Relationships William Empson: 'Unresolved Conflicts'? PART THREE: POST WORLD WAR II G. S.Fraser: a Westerner's ANALYSIS of Haiku James Kirkup and D.J. Enright: a Humanitarian Mission? Anthony Thwaite, Two Decades a Generation Apart Stephen Spender: a Traveller Through Japan PART FOUR: THEMES AND VARIATIONS Homosexuality and Japan Cultural Differences Natsume Soseki: Western Individualism and the Japanese Society PART FIVE: INTERVIEWS AND EPILOGUE Iris Murdoch: Her Interest in Zen Buddhism Laurens van der Post: the Virtue of Forgiveness Epilogue References Index.
File type Document
Audience Undergraduate.
System notes PDF.
History notes SUMIE OKADA is the author of Edmund Blunden and Japan, published by Macmillan in 1988, the Japanese version of which appeared in 1995. These books were widely and well reviewed in both England and Japan. She has taught at several universities in Japan, and lectured on Japanese culture in Cambridge, UK. Having studied at Oxford University as a Recognised Student under Professor John Bayley, and also under the late Professor Richard Ellmann, she received an M litt degree from Cambridge University in 1985. She was also an Arthur Prowse Research Fellow at Durham University in 1991, and now teaches English literature and comparative culture at Immaculate Heart University in Kagoshima, Japan, while doing research based in Cambridge during vacations.
Subject American literature -- Japanese influences.
American literature -- History and criticism -- Japan.
English literature -- History and criticism -- Japan.
English literature -- Japanese influences.
Authors, American -- Journeys -- Japan.
Authors, English -- Travel -- Japan.
Culture conflict in literature.
Literary studies: from c 1900 - -- English -- Japan.
Cultural studies -- English -- Japan.
Japan -- In literature.
Literature 20th century History and criticism East and West
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