Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio and the Margins of Japanese Literature
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304pp. November 1998
Mad Wives and Island Dreams: Shimao Toshio and the Margins of Japanese Literature
Author: Gabriel, Philip;
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 1999

Hailed by the noted critic Karatani Kojin as a more important and lasting writer than Mishima, Shimao Toshio (1917-1986) remains almost unknown in the West. Several of his short stories have appeared in English translation, yet it is only now, with the pu
"A must for students of contemporary Japanese literature and culture. Gabriel's provocative thesis reinvents Shimao's reputation, making him a literary rival of the regularly translated Mishima Yukio." --Choice

"Mad Wives and Island Dreams

Author: Gabriel, Philip;
Philip Gabriel is associate professor of Japanese literature at the University of Arizona.
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