Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literature: The Life and Art of Shiga Naoya (Asiaworld) (Paperback)

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This book examines the literature of Shiga Naoya, who is highly regarded in modern Japan for his unique style and methods of describing his personal experiences and emotions. Contributing new findings to the field of scholarship on Shiga, this study focuses in particular on Shiga's nature-inspired writings and discusses how he created some vivid images of nature that became famous and still linger in Japanese people's minds. Shiga's remarkable sensitivity toward nature and the influences he received from earlier writers in Japan and abroad is examined. The complexity and depth of his understanding of nature is further revealed in his fascination with the supernatural, which also contributed to the creation of his literary style.

About the Author


Nanyan Guo is associate professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Japan. She has published eight books including, Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities (2010), and Tsugaru: Regional Identity on Japan's Northern Periphery.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780739181034
ISBN-10: 0739181033
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2014
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Asiaworld

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