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Modern Language Quarterly (1978) 39 (2): 169–182.
Published: 01 June 1978
... Northrop Frye). Their power of significant action is limited, and we have, in Frye’s words, “the sense of looking down on a scene of. . . frustration [and] absurdity.”l The single exception is Kyo Gisors of La Condition humaine, a Eurasian, who alone seems to fit Frye’s de- scription of the high...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1985) 46 (2): 161–180.
Published: 01 June 1985
.... In this respect Malraux’s novel has an “Asian” quality about it that is fully in keeping with both its principal setting, Shanghai, and its hero, the half-Japanese Kyo. Lethal revolutionary act and sustained philosophical deliberation or debate take turns advancing the narrative. But the events...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 March 2011
... no sekai,” in Bai-­baishun to Nihon bungaku, ed. Okano Yukie et al. (Tokyo: To¯kyo¯do¯ Shuppan, 2002), 71 – 80. 88 MLQ March 2011 The Drifting Cloud (Ukigumo, 1886 – 89), to the aspiring writer Yoshiko in Tayama Katai’s naturalist novella...