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The Resource Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan : Spectacles of Idle Labor, Ikuho Amano

Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan : Spectacles of Idle Labor, Ikuho Amano

Label
Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan : Spectacles of Idle Labor
Title
Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan
Title remainder
Spectacles of Idle Labor
Statement of responsibility
Ikuho Amano
Title variation
Decadent Literature in Twentieth Century Japan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ikuho Amano examines the significance of "decadence" in the context of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Decadence, the literary theme and motif surviving through the history of literary and cultural discourses in Japan since antiquity to the present, holds a key to understand the wide range of social consciousnesses that cannot be always molded by a given social mainstream. Drawing on the economic issues prevalent in twentieth-century fictions, the book argues that non-productive labor plays an integral part of modern society and culture while accommodating the entropic excess of modern society. Subversive practice of economy is in particular a recurrent theme in Japanese Decadent literature, including waste, squandering, wagering, and excessive generosity. Through these deviant dealing of resources such as money and body, the decadent individuals negotiate with modern utilitarian ideologies of society based on labor and production, showcasing their desire and dream outside the circle of diligence and productivity"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.6/09357
Index
index present
LC call number
PL726.67.D385
LC item number
A43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan : Spectacles of Idle Labor, Ikuho Amano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Making of Decadence in Japan -- 1. Immature Decadents: The Waste of Useless Men in Indulgences -- Two Novellas by Oguri Fuyo and Iwano Homei -- 2. The Decadent Consumption of the Self: Naturalist Aestheticismin Morita Sohei's Sooty Smoke -- 3. Decadent Returnees: The Dialogic Labor of Sensibility in Nagai Kafu's Sneers and Ueda Bin's The Vortex -- 4. Taisho Malaise as Decadence: Self-Reclusion and Creative Labor in Sato Haruo's A Pastoral Spreen and Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's A Fool's Love -- 5. Decadence Begins with Physical Labor: The Postwar Usethe Body in Sakaguchi Ango's The Idiot and Tamura Taijiro's Gateway to the Flesh -- 6. Decadence as Generosity: Squander and Oblivion in Mishima Yukio's Spring Snow -- 7. Capitalist Generosity: Decadence as Giving and Receiving in Shimada Masahiko's Decadent Sisters -- Conclusion: Toward Japanese Decadence: The Dynamics of Energy from Waste to Living Labor
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781137382573
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013027803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn855581244
Label
Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan : Spectacles of Idle Labor, Ikuho Amano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: The Making of Decadence in Japan -- 1. Immature Decadents: The Waste of Useless Men in Indulgences -- Two Novellas by Oguri Fuyo and Iwano Homei -- 2. The Decadent Consumption of the Self: Naturalist Aestheticismin Morita Sohei's Sooty Smoke -- 3. Decadent Returnees: The Dialogic Labor of Sensibility in Nagai Kafu's Sneers and Ueda Bin's The Vortex -- 4. Taisho Malaise as Decadence: Self-Reclusion and Creative Labor in Sato Haruo's A Pastoral Spreen and Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's A Fool's Love -- 5. Decadence Begins with Physical Labor: The Postwar Usethe Body in Sakaguchi Ango's The Idiot and Tamura Taijiro's Gateway to the Flesh -- 6. Decadence as Generosity: Squander and Oblivion in Mishima Yukio's Spring Snow -- 7. Capitalist Generosity: Decadence as Giving and Receiving in Shimada Masahiko's Decadent Sisters -- Conclusion: Toward Japanese Decadence: The Dynamics of Energy from Waste to Living Labor
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781137382573
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013027803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn855581244

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