Spirit Matters: The Transcendent in Modern Japanese Literature

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Spirit Matters is a ground-breaking work, the first to explore a broadrange of writings on spirituality in contemporary Japanese literature. Itdraws on a variety of literary works, from enormously popular fiction(Miura Ayako's Hyoten and Shirokari Pass and the novels ofMurakami Haruki) to more problematic serious fiction (Oe Kenzaburo'sSomersault) to nonfiction meditations on martyrdom and miracles(Sono Ayako's Kiseki) and the dynamics of religious cults(Murakami's interviews with members of Aum Shinrikyo inUnderground). ...

Spirit Matters: The Transcendent in Modern Japanese Literature 2006, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824829742

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