Struggling upward : worldly success and the Japanese novel / Timothy J. Van Compernolle
- Van Compernolle, Timothy J., 1968-
- Additional Titles:
- Worldly success and the Japanese novel
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2016.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Distributed by Harvard University Press.
- Physical Description:
- xv, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
- Harvard East Asian monographs ; 393
- Introduction -- Desire and deferral: Japanese naturalism in the countryside -- A utopia of self-help: imagining rural Japan in the novels of ambition -- Topographies of value: city, gift, and money in Natsume Soseki -- Winds of scandal: female self-fashioning in the metropolis -- A genealogy of failure: Korea, Manchuria, and the Japanese novel -- Conclusion: modern Japanese literature and the public sphere.
- "Reconsiders the rise of the novel in Japan in the Meiji Era by connecting the genre to new discourses on social mobility, ambition, and success. Situates the modern novel in a larger context of modernity, as a literary form engaged with a rapidly changing society"--
- 1800 - 1912
- Japanese fiction—Meiji period, 1868-1912—History and criticism
- Naturalism in literature
- Japanese fiction—European influences
- Social mobility in literature
- Ambition in literature
- Success in literature
- Social change in literature
- Literature and society—Japan—History—19th century
- Japanese fiction—Meiji period
- Literature and society
- 9780674659797 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0674659791 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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