Fate, Nature, and Literary Form: The Politics of the Tragic in Japanese Literature (Hardcover)

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A theoretical reexamination of the concept of the "tragic" combined with detailed analyses of Japanese literary texts. Inspired by Western critical theory, the author unveils a rich tradition of tragic literature in Japan that has registered the unbridgeable gap between universal ideals and social values at a historical moment.

About the Author


Kinya Nishi is a professor of aesthetics and intellectual history at Konan University, Japan. He has published books and articles exploring the discursive formation of cultural tradition in the context of modern Japan. He has held visiting research positions at the University of Sussex and Queen Mary, University of London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781644690680
ISBN-10: 1644690683
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 168
Language: English