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- DescriptionThis Perversion Called Love positions one of Japan's most canical and best translated 20th century authors at the center of contemporary debates in feminism. Examining sexual perversion in Tanizaki's aesthetic essays, cultural criticism, cinema writings and short vels from the 1930s, it argues that Tanizaki understands human subjectivity in remarkably Freudian terms, but that he is much more critical than Freud about what it means for the possibility of love. According to Tanizaki, perversion involves t the proliferation of interesting gender positions, but rather the tragic absence of even two sexes, since femininity is only defined as man's absence, supplement, or complement. In this fascinating work, author Margherita Long reads Tanizaki with a theoretical complexity he demands but has seldom received. As a critique of the historicist and gender-focused paradigms that inform much recent work in Japanese literary and cultural studies, This Perversion Called Love offers exciting new interpretations that should spark controversy in the fields of feminist theory and critical Asian studies.
- Author BiographyMargherita Long is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in modern Japanese literature and film.
- Author(s)Margherita Long
- PublisherStanford University Press
- Date of Publication08/10/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationPalo Alto
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStanford University Press
- Weight431 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine585 mm
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