Literary Mischief: Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War (New by James Dorsey,Douglas Slaymaker,Ogino Anna,Karatani PDF

By James Dorsey,Douglas Slaymaker,Ogino Anna,Karatani Kojin,Doug Slaymaker,Robert Steen

Sakaguchi Ango (1906-1955) used to be a author who thrived on iconoclasm and agitation. He is still some of the most inventive and stimulating thinkers of twentieth-century Japan. Ango was once catapulted into the general public attention within the months instantly following Japan's hand over to the Allied Forces in 1945. The power and iconoclasm of his writings have been matched via the outrageous and oversized antics of his lifestyles. in the back of that lifestyles, and in the middle of these tumultuous instances, Ango spoke with a slicing readability. The essays and translations incorporated in Literary Mischief probe one of the most unstable problems with tradition, ideology, and philosophy of postwar Japan. Represented one of the essayists are a few of Japan's most crucial modern critics (e.g., Karatani K?jin and Ogino Anna). lots of Ango's works have been produced in the course of Japan's wars in China and the Pacific, a context within which phrases and concepts carried dire effects for either writers and readers. all the contributions to this quantity reflect on this measurement of Ango's legacy, and it kinds one of many thematic threads tying the quantity jointly. The essays use Ango's writings to situate his accomplishment and give a contribution to our knowing of the potentials and boundaries of radical concept in instances of cultural nationalism, conflict, violence, and repression. This number of essays and translations takes good thing about present curiosity in Sakaguchi Ango's paintings and makes to be had to the English-reading viewers translations and demanding paintings heretofore unavailable. hence, the reader will come away with a coherent experience of Ango the person and the author, a serious equipment for comparing Ango, and entry to new translations of key texts.

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