The Woman with the Flying Head and Other Stories [PDF]

The Woman with the Flying Head and Other Stories [PDF]
The Woman with the Flying Head and Other Stories by Yumiko Kurahash
2015 | PDF | ISBN: 9780765601575 | 11.54MB

This is an English-language anthology dedicated to the short stories of Kurahashi Yumiko (1935-), a Japanese novelist of profound intellectual powers. The eleven stories included in this volume suggest the breadth of the author's literary production, ranging from parodies of classical Japanese literature to cosmopolitan avant-garde works, from quasi-autobiography to science fiction. Her subversive fiction defies established definitions of "literature", "Japan", "modernity" and "femininity", and represents an important intellectual aspect of modern Japanese women's literature.