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Manga from the floating world : comicbook culture and the kibyōshi of Edo Japan / Adam L. Kern.

Author/Creator:
Kern, Adam L. author.
Edition:
Second edition with a new preface.
Publication:
Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center, 2019.
Series:
Harvard East Asian monographs; 279.
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 279
Format/Description:
Book
xxxii, 567 pages ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Kusazōshi.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan.
Japanese fiction -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- History and criticism.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Japanese fiction -- Edo period.
Kusazōshi.
Japan.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"The first full-length study in English of the kibyōshi, a genre of woodblock-printed comicbook widely read in late eighteenth-century Japan that became an influential form of political satire. The volume is copiously illustrated with rare prints from Japanese archival collections"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Part I. The kibyōshi (a study): Introduction: A little yellow comicbook
The floating world in an'ei-tenmei Edo
The blossom of pulp fiction
Manga culture and the visual-verbal imagination
The rise and pratfall of the kibyōshi
Part II. Translations: A note on reading backwards
A note on translating the kibyōshi
Those familiar bestsellers
Playboy, roasted a la Edo
The unseamly silverpiped swingers.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Edition:
Revision of: . 0674022661 Kern, Adam L. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2006
ISBN:
9780674241787
0674241789
9780674241763
0674241762
OCLC:
1090279690
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