qRedacted is a major work of original scholarship and a signal critical accomplishment. With impressive daring and persistence, Jonathan Abel has investigated rarely used archives to open a body of materials virtually unknown to English-language readers. This is a stunning achievement, and it is sure to change the landscape of Japanese literary studies.q - Marilyn Ivy, author of Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan qA masterful blending of incisive, close textual analysis, subtle situating of literary texts in their historical moments, attention to the very materiality of book culture, Redacted is a truly original thinking about how literature is formed and malformed, written, received, and read, under the pressure of censorship. It does nothing less than reveal a complex but hidden history of modern Japanese literature. A thrilling example of literary historical scholarship that combines the palpable excitement of archival work and the elucidating intensity of close reading.q - Alan Tansman, author of The Aesthetics of Japanese FascismThis is a stunning achievement, and it is sure to change the landscape of Japanese literary studies.
|Author||:||Jonathan E. Abel|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2012-08-18|