1st Edition

Gender is Fair Game
(Re)Thinking the (Fe)Male in the Works of Oba Minako

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ISBN 9780765603142
Published December 1, 1999 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This is a critical study of the major novels and short stories of Minako Oba (1930-) the undisputed leader in the resurgence of women writers in Japan. Oba is a postmodernist, rethinking gender and culture, encompassing the theme of female Bildungsroman, and drawing on marinated memories.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Lyric Mode: To Write Like a Woman 3. Artist as Cultural Critic as Woman 4. Becoming and (Un)Becoming: The Female Destiny Reconsidered 5. A Mother Daughter Plot: An Unsentimental Journey Toward Reintegration 6. Marinated in Memory: "Conversations" with Lady Murasaki 7. Gender Is Fair Game: (Re)Thinking the (Fe)Male, An Interview with Oba Minako

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