Murakami Haruki: The Simulacrum in Contemporary Japanese Culture

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Lexington Books, 2006 - Всего страниц: 364
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In his book, Murakami Haruki, Dr. Michael Seats offers an important philosophical intervention in the discussion of the relationship between Murakami's fiction and contemporary Japanese culture. Breaking through conventional analysis, Seats demonstrates how Murakami's first and later trilogies utilize the structure of the simulacrum, a second-order representation, to develop a complex critique of contemporary Japanese culture. By outlining the critical-fictional contours of the 'Murakami Phenomenon, ' the discussion confronts the vexing question of Japanese modernity and subjectivity within the contexts of the national-cultural imaginary. Seats finds mirroring comparisons between Murakami's works and practices in current media-entertainment technologies, indicating a new politics of representation.Murakami Haruki is a critical text for scholars and students of Japanese Studies and Critical Theory, and is an essential guide for those interested in modern Japanese literatur
 

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The Murakami Phenomenon CriticalFictional Thematics
23
Simulacral Sutures Modernity the Global and the Idea of the Japanese Novel
41
The Theory of the Simulacrum Trajectories and Limits
83
Parody Pastiche Metafiction Kaze no uta o kike Hear the Wind Sing
111
Allegory as Modality 1973 nen no pinboruPinball 1973
143
Allegory as Landscape I Hitsuji o meguru bokenA Wild Sheep Chase
183
Allegory as Landscape II Hitsuji o meguru bokenA Wild Sheep Chase
213
Nekimakidori kuronikuruThe WindUp Bird Chronicle Contexts
233
Nejimakidori kuronikumThe WindUp Bird Chronicle Subject and Text
255
Nejimakidori kuronikuruThe WindUp Bird Chronicle The Stories
273
From Simulacrum to Differend
317
Bibliography
341
Index
357
About the Author
363
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Michael R. Seats is senior lecturer in the Division of Language Studies at City University of Hong Kong.

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