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Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism (Cultural Memory in the Present Series)

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Overview


“Miryam Sas’s Fault Lines is an important contribution to an area of Japanese studies that has been largely neglected, the Japanese avant-garde. . . . Sas’s close readings of Japanese surrealist translations, poetry, and criticisms are compelling. . . . Fault Lines contains no shortage of insights into a diverse international movement.”—The Journal of Asian Studies
“But for those who have been baptized by the force of a peculiar language that emerged a century ago, Surrealism, with its inherent violence, fault lines, and dreams, Sas’s masterful analytical performance would appear like a luminous guiding post, simultaneously pointing toward the past and the future. We will remember this work.”—Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
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"Miryam Sas's Fault Lines is an important contribution to an area of Japanese studies that has been largely neglected, the Japanese avant-garde. . . . Sas's close readings of Japanese surrealist translations, poetry, and criticisms are compelling. . . . Fault Lines contains no shortage of insights into a diverse international movement."—The Journal of Asian Studies

"But for those who have been baptized by the force of a peculiar language that emerged a century ago, Surrealism, with its inherent violence, fault lines, and dreams, Sas's masterful analytical performance would appear like a luminous guiding post, simultaneously pointing toward the past and the future. We will remember this work."—Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804736497
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Series: Cultural Memory in the Present Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 807,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Miryam Sas is Assistant Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
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