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Disruptions of Daily Life: Japanese Literary Modernism in the World

Arthur M. Mitchell


This book explores the mass-media landscape of the early twentieth cspecific authorsentury to uncover the subversive societal impact of four major Japanese authors: Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Yokomitsu Riichi, Kawabata Yasunari, and Hirabayashi Taiko. The book examines the literature against global realities through a modernist lens, studying an alternative modernism that challenges the Western European model. Through broad surveys of discussions surrounding Japanese life in the 1920s, the book locates and examines flourishing divergent ideologies of the early twentieth century, such as gender, ethn ... More

Keywords: mass media, Japanese authors, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, Yokomitsu Riichi, Kawabata Yasunari, Hirabayashi Taiko, modernism, Japanese life, modernist fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501752919
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501752919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur M. Mitchell, author
Macalester College