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Writing the Love of Boys

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Description for Writing the Love of Boys Paperback. Num Pages: 312 pages, 17 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FPJ; DSB; JFSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 140 x 215 x 18. Weight in Grams: 368.
Despite its centuries-long tradition of literary and artistic depictions of love between men, around the fin de siècle Japanese culture began to portray same-sex desire as immoral. Writing the Love of Boys looks at the response to this mindset during the critical era of cultural ferment between the two world wars as a number of Japanese writers challenged the idea of love and desire between men as pathological. Jeffrey Angles focuses on key writers, examining how they experimented with new language, genres, and ideas to find fresh ways to represent love and desire between men. He traces the personal ... Read more

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University of Minnesota Press United States
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About Jeffrey Angles
Jeffrey Angles is associate professor of modern Japanese literature and translation studies at Western Michigan University.

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"Writing the Love of Boys makes an important contribution to the study of sexuality in modern Japan. Jeffrey Angles thoughtfully examines the representation of male-male sexuality in the work of three prewar Japanese writers, offering insightful commentary on the specific features of how each writer depicts male-male desire and uses their texts as a lens through which to explore larger ... Read more

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