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The Demimonde in Japanese Literature: Sexuality and the Literary Karyûkai By Cynthia ...

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The Demimonde in Japanese Literature:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

ix

Introduction: The Demimonde as Genre, Metaphor,
and Space

1

Chapter 1: Distance, Containment, and Connoisseurship:
The Privately Dying Demimondes
of
Bokutô kidan and “ ‘Iki’ no kôzo

23

Chapter 2: The Dream Girls and Intoxication
of an Expanding Empire: Dissolving
Boundaries and Exotic Fetishes
in
Okamezasa and Chijin no ai

59

Chapter 3: Exceeding the Enclosure of Taboo
and Trauma in the Postwar Demimonde:
“Nikutai no mon,”
Topâzu, Kagirinaku tômei
ni chikai burû
, and Bara no sôretsu

115

Chapter 4: Claustrophobia Becomes Claustrophilia:
Close Spaces, Slipping Boundaries,
and Internalization in
Nagareru's
Shut-off World

173

Chapter 5: Dancing the Interior Demimonde:
Starring Ohno Kazuo as Genet's Divine
and Mishima Yukio as Himself

209

Bibliography

237

Index

249