Osaka modern : the city in the Japanese imaginary

Cronin, Michael P., author

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  • Creator Michael P. Cronin
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2017. ©2017
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  • Physical Details
    • xiii, 232 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780674975187, 0674975189
  • OCLC ocn953792530


  • "Examines the relationship between local and national orders of space, language, daily practice, etc. in literature, cinema, and other popular culture of the city of Osaka produced during the transwar era, from the 1920s through the 1950s"--


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-220) and index.


  • Introduction : Osaka as an idea -- Mastering the local : narration in Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's Manji -- A local practice of play : Oda Sakunosuke's Meoto zenzai -- City, empire, and flow : Osaka and the Philippines in Oda Sakunosuke's Waga machi -- Diseased dream : nostalgia and futurity in Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's Sasameyuki -- The afterlife of the local voice : Yamasaki Toyoko and film adaptation -- Conclusion : national drag
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