Author(s): Seiji Lippit
What occurs when a critique of modernitya "rise up towards the traditions of the Western international"is located inside of a non-European context, the place the idea that of the trendy has been inevitably tied to the picture of the West?
Seiji M. Lippit gives the primary complete learn about in English of Japanese modernist fiction of the 1920s and 1930s. Through shut readings of 4 main figures of this motion Akutagawa, Yokomitsu, Kawabata, and HayashiLippit goals to determine a theoretical and ancient framework for the research of Japanese modernism.
The 1920s and 1930s witnessed a basic sense of disaster surrounding the establishment of literature, marked through each the unconventional politicization of literary observe and the explosion of latest varieties of cultural manufacturing represented through mass tradition. Against this backdrop, this learn about strains the heterogeneous literary topographies of modernist writings. Through an engagement with questions of illustration, subjectivity, and beliefs, it situates the disintegration of literary shape in those texts inside the writers’ exploration of the fluid borderlines of Japanese modernity.