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Bakhtinian Theory in Japanese Studies

Bakhtinian Theory in Japanese Studies

by Jeffrey Johnson

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The application of Bakhtin to Japanese literature is the subject of this collection of seven essays. The topics include the carnival in the work of Ihara Saikaku, carnival and transformation caused by the growth of a money economy in Tokugawa Japan, dialogism in Soseki's , carnival and social criticism in Fukazawa Shichiro's , heteroglossia as a tool for reading Abe Kobo's , and speech genres and enunciation in clerical business telephone exchanges. The contributors are scholars in the US, Norway, and Japan; Fujii teaches at the U. of California at Irvine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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