Contemporary Japanese Literature in Its Transition Towards the New Postmodern Humanism: Haruki Murakami

Authors

  • Rodica Frentiu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.59-68

Keywords:

transition, postmodernism, new humanism, contemporary Japanese literature

Abstract

Although Japan recorded no specific literary movement in the 1980s, in any classical sense of the term, we may say that today we are witnessing, in terms of our historical sensibility, a condensation of narrative viewpoints upon the present or, in other words, the transposition of the criteria of the present to another time, which is undoubtedly a consequence of the so-called “postmodern” will to reject grand narratives. This study aims to review and complete the inventory of the postmodern characteristics that specialised
literature has identified in Haruki Murakami’s works, seen from the perspective of what the author of the present paper considers to be the “new postmodern humanism.”

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Author Biography

Rodica Frentiu

Associate Professor at the Department of Asian Languages, Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.

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Published

01.12.2011

How to Cite

Frentiu, R. (2011). Contemporary Japanese Literature in Its Transition Towards the New Postmodern Humanism: Haruki Murakami. Asian Studies, 15(3), 59–68. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2011.15.3.59-68