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Influence of Western aesthetics on Soseki's Kusamakura
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This paper will show that Soseki's Kusamakura can be situated in a branch of western aesthetical theory, concerned with explicating the difference between poetry and painting. While Soseki was greatly involved with western aesthetics, in particular 18th-century literary theory, his enthusiasm for it was, however, originally based on an interest in Chinese and Japanese arts and literature, especially Haiku, the Japanese traditional 47-syllable poem. Soseki's novels could, therefore, be defined as a kind of adaptation from western modern novels. In the Meiji period, Soseki became one of the first official students to study abroad and went to London, where he studied 18th-century English literary works and tried to arrive at the general definition of 'literature' in comparison with those of East Asia. He also experienced at first hand the glory and gloom of the first industrialized country in the world. After coming back to Japan he was to become a real modem novelist, in contrast to the naturalistic novelists dominant in Japan at that time. Soseki tried to exclude a consistency of plot or story from his literary world. He often stressed the importance of the spirit of 'Sketch' (or 'Shasei') in his works. This is why Soseki might be considered a descendant of the western theory developed in English modern novels, such as Sterne's Tristram Shandy. As a result, Soseki stands prominently in the world of arts and literature current at the turn of the 19th century to the 20th. His Kusamakura is a symbolic work which illustrates this notion observed above.
掲載誌名
美学研究
1号
開始ページ
15
終了ページ
25
出版年月日
2001-01
出版者
大阪大学大学院文学研究科美学研究室
ISSN
1346-1095
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日本語
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学術雑誌論文
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総合科学研究科