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
Michiko N. Wilson