Arishima Takeo led one of the most dramatic lives of any modern Japanese writer. He is particularly engrossing because of his treatment of the psyche and sexuality; the linking of behaviour with sexual drives was undoubtedly his outstanding achievement and presaged much later Japanese writing. His struggles with his own sexuality, graphically revealed in his diary, provided the motive for his concern. Arishima's fiction, as yet mostly untranslated, is also drawn upon in this biography, and quoted passages never before available to English-speaking readers are included. Arishima's life provides many insights into bourgeois early 20th century Japanese society, illustrating the dilemma of the intellectual in an increasingly right wing society.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1989. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP82612463
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1988. Softcover (Stiff Boards). Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 238 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Japan; Biography & Autobiography. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0043780067. ISBN/EAN: 9780043780060. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28840. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. Bookseller Inventory # 28840
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