Literary Mischief : Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War by James Dorsey

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  • Title: Literary Mischief : Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War
  • Author: James Dorsey
  • Category: Other
  • Date: July 2013
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780739138687

 

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Sakaguchi Ango (1906-1955) was a author who thrived on iconoclasm and agitation. He stays one in all the most inventive and stimulating thinkers of twentieth-century Japan. Ango was catapulted into the public consciousness in the months instantly following Japan’s give up to the Allied Forces in 1945. The power and iconoclasm of his writings had been matched by the outrageous and outsized antics of his life. Behind that life, and in the midst of these tumultuous times, Ango spoke with a chopping readability. The essays and translations included in Literary Mischief probe a few of the most unstable problems with tradition, ideology, and philosophy of postwar Japan. Represented amongst the essayists are a few of Japan’s most essential up to date critics (e.g., Karatani Ok?jin and Ogino Anna). Many of Ango’s works had been produced throughout Japan’s wars in China and the Pacific, a context through which phrases and concepts carried dire penalties for each writers and readers. All of the contributions to this quantity think about this dimension of Ango’s legacy, and it types one in all the thematic threads tying the quantity collectively. The essays use Ango’s writings to situate his accomplishment and contribute to our understanding of the potentials and limitations of radical thought in times of cultural nationalism, struggle, violence, and repression. This assortment of essays and translations takes benefit of present curiosity in Sakaguchi Ango’s work and makes accessible to the English-reading viewers translations and essential work heretofore unavailable. As a outcome, the reader will come away with a coherent sense of Ango the particular person and the author, a essential equipment for evaluating Ango, and entry to new translations of key texts.

 

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