Read Japanese Literature

Literature of Change in the 1960s—Mishima and Oe

August 14, 2022 Season 1 Episode 13
Read Japanese Literature
Literature of Change in the 1960s—Mishima and Oe
Show Notes

Today, we’re talking about the literature of change in the 1960s—how writers took on questions about what it meant to be Japanese in the post-war era and what was the continuing role of Japanese tradition.

We’re looking especially at Yukio Mishima and Kenzaburo Oe.

Content warning: This episode addresses fascism and suicide.

Notes and sources at the podcast episode website.