Fictions of Desire: Narrative Form in the Novels of Nagai Kafu
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224pp. January 2000
Fictions of Desire: Narrative Form in the Novels of Nagai Kafu
Author: Snyder, Stephen;
Winner, 1998 Eugene M. Kayden Manuscript Award

Stephen Snyder examines Kafu's fiction in terms of narrative strategy, placing him squarely within some of the most important currents of literary modernism--at the nexus of Naturalism and the largely antithetical development of the modernist reflexive no
"A book that sets new standards for Western criticism of Japanese literature" --Donald Richie, The Japan Times, 6 February 2001

"Highly readable ... Snyder provides readers with a meticulous and sophisticated study of the question of influence by

Author: Snyder, Stephen;
Stephen Snyder is assistant professor of Japanese at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1

Ògai, Kafû, and the Limits of Fiction

CHAPTER 2

Maupassant and Amerika monogatari

CHAPTER 3

Udekurabe: The Demimonde East and West

CHAPTER 4

Frustrated Form: Narrative Subversion in Okameza




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