Imag(in)ing the War in Japan : Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film
By: Stahl, David.
Contributor(s): Williams, Mark.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Brill''s Japanese Studies Library: Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2010Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (370 p.).ISBN: 9789004193215.Subject(s): Japanese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Motion pictures -- Japan -- History -- 20th century | Psychic trauma in literature | Psychic trauma in motion pictures | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Literature and the war | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Motion pictures and the warGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Imag(in)ing the War in Japan : Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and FilmDDC classification: 895.6/09005 | 895.609005 LOC classification: PL726.67. W65 I43 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One Catastrophe, Memory, and Narrative: Teaching Japanese and Jewish Responses to Twentieth-Century Atrocity; Chapter Two Murakami Haruki and the War Inside; Chapter Three To Make Gods and Demons Weep: Witnessing the Sublime in "Death in Midsummer" and "Patriotism"; Chapter Four Writing the Traumatized Self: Tenko in the Literature of Shiina Rinzo; Chapter Five Okuizumi Hikaru and the Mystery of War Memory; Chapter Six Victimization and "Response-ability": Remembering, Representing, and Working Through Trauma in Grave of the Fireflies
Chapter Seven Fractious Memories in Medoruma Shun''s Tales of WarChapter Eight Framing the Ruins: The Documentary Photographs of Yamahata Yosuke (Nagasaki, August 10, 1945); Chapter Nine Responsibility and Japanese Literature of the Atomic Bomb; Chapter Ten Of Brutality and Betrayal: Youthful Fiction and the Legacy of the Asia Pacific War; Chapter Eleven Contesting Traumatic War Narratives: Space Battleship Yamato and Mobile Suit Gundam; Index
This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction surrounding the conflict.
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