The Resource Light and dark: : a novel, (ebook)

Light and dark: : a novel, (ebook)

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Light and dark: : a novel
Title
Light and dark:
Title remainder
a novel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Published in 1917, Light and Dark is unlike any of Natsume Soseki's previous works and unique in Japanese fiction of the period. What distinguishes the novel as "modern" is its remarkable representation of interiority. The protagonists, Tsuda Yoshio, thirty, and his wife O-Nobu, twenty-three, exhibit a gratifying complexity that qualifies them as some of the earliest examples of three-dimensional characters in Japanese fiction. O-Nobu is quick-witted and cunning, a snob and narcissist no less than her husband, passionate, arrogant, spoiled, insecure, naive -- yet, above all, gallant. Under Soseki's scrutiny, she emerges as a flesh-and-blood heroine with a palpable reality, dueling with her husband, his troublemaking friend, Kobayashi, and her sister-in-law, O-Hid<U+00d4>e. Tsuda undertakes his own battles with Kobayashi, O-Hid<U+00d4>e, and the manipulative Madam Yoshikawa, his boss's wife. These exchanges explode into moments of intense jealousy, rancor, and recrimination that will surprise English-speaking readers who expect indirectness, delicacy, and reticence in Japanese relations. Echoing the work of Jane Austen and Henry James, Soseki's novel achieves maximal drama with minimal action and symbolizes a tectonic shift in literary form
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Midwest
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1867-1916
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Natsume, Såoseki
Dewey number
895.6/342
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1940-
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  • Nathan, John
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Weatherhead books on Asia
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Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Light and dark: : a novel, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231536189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861171
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861171
System control number
MWT11861171
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Light and dark: : a novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231536189
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861171
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861171
System control number
MWT11861171
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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