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Paragons of the Ordinary

The Biographical Literature of Mori Ogai

Paragons of the Ordinary( )
Author: Marcus, Marvin
Series title:SHAPS Library of Asian Studies
ISBN:978-0-8248-1450-2
Publication Date:Dec 1992
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $47.00
Book Description:

Paragons of the Ordinary is about a quite extraordinary literary achievement: a series of biographies of obscure scholar-literati written by Mori Ogai, one of Japan's most prominent writers and intellectuals. Deeply concerned about the cultural toll taken by Japan's headlong modernization early in this century, Ogai employed the format of newspaper serialization in presenting meticulously researched accounts of individuals who had come to embody exemplary traits and traditional...
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Book Details
Pages:376
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.43 Pounds



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