The Earth writes : the Great Earthquake and the novel in post-3/11 Japan /
Koichi Haga.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
xviii, 129 pages ; 24 cm.
149856903X, 9781498569033
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Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2019]
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Introduction: overview of post-3/11 cultural production -- Part I: The immediate impact of the 3/11 disaster on the writers' consciousness. Ecological time-space emerging from the encounter with the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami -- Fissures opened in literary ground: the Great East Japan earthquake and Kenzaburō Ōe's In late style -- Animal agencies in post-3/11 literature -- Part II: Acceleration of the writers' ecological consciousness. Remembrance of postcolonial conditions--the earthquake's disclosure of uncommon ground: Tōhoku area as the other within -- Dystopian novels flourish in the post-3/11 period -- The emergence of a planetary sense through geographic catastrophe.
"This book explores how the tremendous earthquake on March 11, 2011 impacted literary authors in Japan and generated issues and perspectives previously unrecognized in Japanese literary and social culture. The disaster itself caused an earthquake, tsunami, and an nuclear accident, and provided the grounds for "post 3/11" literature in Japan"--
"This book extensively analyzes the literary works of fiction that draw on the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011. This disaster inspired literally hundreds of fictional works in Japan from the time of the events through 2017. This response represents a unique and perhaps unprecedented cultural phenomenon in the world. Since a variety of writers in different genres, and even amateurs, have written and published books inspired by their experiences of the disaster, it is extremely difficult to cover the entire body of Japanese "post-3.11 literature". Because of the breadth of this literary response, there is a scarcity of research on the subject available. This book offers the first comprehensive review of Japan's recent post-disaster literary production to the English audience." -- Publisher's description
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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