Breaking into Japanese Literature/Identity: Tatemae and Honne
Saravia Vargas, José Roberto
Saravia Vargas, Juan Carlos
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ABSTRACT: Due to the application of Euro-centered methods of interpretation, literary criticism has overlooked key social aspects that are characteristic of Japanese literature. Among these much-neglected characteristics one can include the paired concepts tatemae and honne. By incorporating those concepts into a reading of Japanese texts, the reader can discover social issues previously unseen. Banana Yosimoto’s novel Kitchen is used to illustrate the different interactions of tatemae and honne.
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