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dc.contributor.authorRowley, Gaye
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-23T08:51:42Z
dc.date.available2022-11-23T08:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/59687
dc.description.abstractYosano Akiko (1878–1942) has long been recognized as one of the most important literary figures of prewar Japan. Her renown derives principally from the passion of her early poetry and from her contributions to 20th-century debates about women. This emphasis obscures a major part of her career, which was devoted to work on the Japanese classics and, in particular, the great Heian period text The Tale of Genji. Akiko herself felt that Genji was the bedrock upon which her entire literary career was built, and her bibliography shows a steadily increasing amount of time devoted to projects related to the tale. This study traces for the first time the full range of Akiko’s involvement with The Tale of Genji. The Tale of Genji provided Akiko with her conception of herself as a writer and inspired many of her most significant literary projects. She, in turn, refurbished the tale as a modern novel, pioneered some of the most promising avenues of modern academic research on Genji, and, to a great extent, gave the text the prominence it now enjoys as a translated classic. Through Akiko’s work Genji became, in fact as well as in name, an exemplum of that most modern of literary genres, the novel. In delineating this important aspect of Akiko’s life and her bibliography, this study aims to show that facile descriptions of Akiko as a “poetess of passion” or “new woman” will no longer suffice.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMichigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & generalen_US
dc.subject.otherLanguage: reference and generalen_US
dc.titleYosano Akiko and The Tale of Genjien_US
dc.title.alternativeRevised editonen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3998/mpub.12314698en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750aen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780472039180en_US
oapen.series.number28en_US
oapen.pages253en_US
oapen.grant.projectOpen Book Program


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