Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women's Writing

Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women's Writing

by Rebecca Copeland

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University of Hawaii Press, The
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Table of Contents

A century of reading women's writing in Japan : an introduction1
Ch. 1The feminine critique : "womanliness" and the woman writer21
On women and translation28
Women and poetic thought31
On women writers33
What is "womanliness"?40
Women writers47
Ch. 2The essential women writer53
Requirements for becoming a woman writer61
Is fiction inherently the realm of women?66
Confessions of a women's literature convert72
Ch. 3The narcissistic woman writer76
On narcissism83
Contemporary women's literature87
Narcissism, cynicism, and the writing of women95
Nakedness and decoration in women's writing100
Women, narcissim, and Okamoto Kanoko107
Ch. 4The resisting woman writer114
Female sexuality and the male gaze : a dialogue between Takahashi Takako and Tsuhima Yuko119
Women's language and the national language135
The subject of women's literature and the transformation of its consciousness145
Ch. 5Women writers and alternative critiques153
Translation and gender : trans/gender/lation159
Yoshimoto banana and girl culture167
The consciousness of the girl : freedom and arrogance185
For a gentle castration194
Ch. 6Women critiquing men : watching the ripples on the pond206
On men's literature210

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