EALL final

  1. Shiga Naoya
    • 1883-1971
    • Japanese Novelist and Short story writer active during the Taisho and Showa Periods
    • Shirakaba (white birch) writing school (individualism, idealism, and humanitariansim
    • At Kinosaki
  2. At Kinosaki
    • 1917
    • Shiga Naoya
    • I-novel
    • story about Reflections on death
  3. Kikuchi Kan
    • 1888-1948
    • Born in Takamatsu. As a child loved to read books. Attended Higher Normal School. Founded a literary journal called Bungei Shunju.
    • Writings focused on the realities of contemporary Japanese.
    • wrote Madman on the roof
  4. The Madman on the roof
    • 1916
    • Written by Kikuchi Kan
    • Yoshitaro always goes on the roof and enjoys the sunset. His brother Sueshiro says to accept him. A priestess thinks that he is possessed by the fox spirit.
    • Themes: Happiness, Family, Superstition vs. Education
  5. Kobayashi Takiji
    • 1903-1933
    • Grew up in Hokkaido. After graduating school worked at a bank. In 1927, joined a proletarian writing group.
    • Most important figure in proletarian literature
    • wrote the cannery boat
  6. The Cannery Boat
    • 1929
    • Kobayashi Takiji
    • Proletarian Literature
    • Japanese workers are stuck on a cannery boat with a demanding boss. Russian family comes to save them.
    • theme: Labor, Struggle, and challenges
  7. Proletarian Literature
    • 1921
    • Kobayashi Takiji
    • Writings about working class citizens with anti-capitalist views.
  8. Kawabata Yasunari
    • Became one of the first contributors to kikuchi kan’s literary magazine, Bungei Shunju. First to receive nobel prize in japanese literature
    • Narrative style expresses the essence of the japanese mind. Writings like a pattern of linked poetry
    • Pointless or meaningless relationship
    • wrote snow country
  9. Snow Country
    • 1935-1947
    • Kawabata Yasunari
    • Shimamura(島村)Shimamura is a traveler from Tokyo who is very rich from an inheritance that he received.
    • Komako (駒子)Komako is a geisha who falls in love with Shimamura, but Shimamura does not love her back.
    • Yōko (葉子)Yoko admires Shimamura greatly.
    • Small elements of naturalism
    • Theme: Relationships/love
  10. Neo-perceptionists school
    • 1924-1928
    • was a movement influenced by  literary principles not ideological principles
    • Neo-Perceptionist writers emphasized:style. Using the senses. Careful attention to rythm and imagery. A lot of symoblism
    • most important writer and story:Kawabata yasunari
  11. Tanizaki Junichiro
    • 1886-1965
    • famous writer of modern Japanese Literature and novelist
    • utilized symbolism
    • Wrote the Makioka Sisters, the tattooer
  12. Naturalism
    Writings focus on the heredity and environment of the lower class
  13. White Birch School
    • Writing that is autobiographical with conscious self revelation
    • nature was source for literature
  14. Romanticism
    Writers who emphasized human feeling and the importance of the individual and freedom
  15. Modernist
    aimed to change the way we see the world. New ways of telling a story
  16. Decadant school Buraiha
    • spent time at bars and relationships with bar women
    • Dazai Osamu
  17. Meiji
    • 1868 to 1912
    • Period of Rapid Westernization
  18. Tokugawa Period
    • 1600-1868
    • Four classes in societ
  19. Taisho Period
    • 1912-1926
    • Great Righteousness
    • crushing of proletarian writing
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EALL final