Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s The Return of the Gods (Cornell East Asia Series,)

by Goodman

Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s The Return of the Gods (Cornell East Asia Series,) Synopsis

First published in 1988 and now available in a photo-reprint paperback edition, this book provides an important perspective on the theatre, culture, and politics of Japan in the 1960s. It contains translations of five plays representative of the period, with analytical commentary by a leading authority on postwar Japanese drama. The author's central thesis is that the 1960 demonstrations against the renewal of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty was a major turning point in Japanese intellectual life, one characterized by disillusionment with the old left and the legacy of prewar left-wing formulations and by a quest for an alternative to the dominant Hegelian-Marxist system. The book argues that the 1960s were a period of eschatological reflection in which profound questions about ultimate ends were being asked.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781885445162
Publication date: 15th December 2003
Author: Goodman
Publisher: Cornell University East Asia Program
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 380 pages
Categories: Theatre studies,

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