Characteristics of modern Japanese literature?

ForumJapanese Literature

Melde dich bei LibraryThing an, um Nachrichten zu schreiben.

Characteristics of modern Japanese literature?

Dieses Thema ruht momentan. Die letzte Nachricht liegt mehr als 90 Tage zurück. Du kannst es wieder aufgreifen, indem du eine neue Antwort schreibst.

1Cecrow
Mai 4, 2016, 8:33am

I'm currently reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, my first modern fiction by a Japanese author (discounting some short fiction). It's difficult for me to judge what is unique to this novel vs the author's style vs what is typical to Japanese literature. I will read more and learn that way of course, but for the sake of better appreciating this particular one and a question for those really in the know: in what sense is Murakami a "typical" modern Japanese author, and in what ways is he not?

e.g. - the narrator is not very emotive (typical?) There are more American/British allusions than Japanese (a Murakami thing?)

2SqueakyChu
Mai 4, 2016, 11:54am

I read a great deal of contemporary Japanese literature, but I don't feel enough in the know to answer this question. I'll hang around to see what others have to say, though. Good question!

Anmelden um mitzuschreiben.