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Pascoe, Judith: On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë. Wuthering Heights in Japan. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2017. (175 S.) 
Added by: joachim (12 Feb 2018 01:37:35 UTC)    (12 Feb 2018 01:37:35 UTC)
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
DOI: 10.3998/mpub.9373334
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-472-13060-3
BibTeX citation key: Pascoe2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: Adaption, Brontë. Charlotte, Japan, Literatur, Manga
Creators: Pascoe
Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor)
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Abstract
While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly 100 years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists and others, resulting in numerous translations, adaptations, and dramatizations. On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë is Pascoe’s lively account of her quest to discover the reasons for the continuous Japanese embrace of Wuthering Heights, including quite varied and surprising adaptations of the novel. At the same time, the book chronicles Pascoe’s experience as an adult student of Japanese. She contemplates the multiple Japanese translations of Brontë, as contrasted to the single (or non-existent) English translations of major Japanese writers. Carrying out a close reading of a distant country’s Wuthering Heights, Pascoe begins to see American literary culture as a small island on which readers are isolated from foreign literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Wuthering Heights and the Pursuit of Mastery (1)

1. Let Me In—Let Me In! 13
2. Heathcliff in Yokohama (33)
3. Catherine Earnshaw’s Japanese Girlhood (51)
4. Wuthering Heights and the Return of the Dead (73)
5. As for Me, I Am Heathcliff 101

Coda. On Learning Japanese to Read Wuthering Heights (121)

Notes (139)
Works Consulted (157)
Index (169)


  
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