Guo, Nanyan.

Refining nature in modern Japanese literature : the life and art of Shiga Naoya / Nanyan Guo. - Lanham : Lexington Books, c2014. - xiv, 205 p. : ill, map. - Asia world Nichibunken monograph series ; vol. 15 . - AsiaWorld. Nichibunken monograph series ; no. 15. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-196) and index.

1 The Nurturing of Shiga's Feelings for Nature -- 2 The Moon: Early Encounters with Nature -- 3 The Sun: In Pursuit of a Religiosity of Art -- 4 Nature Destroyed: The Ashio Copper Mine Pollution Incident -- 5 Plants: The Essence of Nature -- 6 Living Creatures: Mirrors of Human Nature -- 7 The Supernatural and Nature -- 8 Dreams: Nature Internalized -- 9 Lafcadio Hearn's Influence on Shiga's Literary Style -- Conclusion: Nature-Inspired Art and Artistic Nature.

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Shiga, Naoya, 1883-1971 --Criticism and interpretation.


Nature in literature.
Authors, Japanese -- 20th century -- Biography.

PL816.H5 / G86 2014

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