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Ortabasi, Melek

Works: 5 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 2,002 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Drama  Literature  Short stories  Poetry  Speeches  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PL782.E1, 895.6409287
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melek Ortabasi
The modern Murasaki : writing by women of Meiji Japan by Rebecca L Copeland( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, speeches, essays, and personal journal entries. Selected readings include writings by the public speaker Kishida Toshiko, the dramatist Hasegawa Shigure, the short-fiction writer Shimizu Shikin, the political writer Tamura Toshiko, and the novelists Miyake Kaho, Higuchi Ichiyo, Tazawa Inabune, Kitada Usurai, N
The undiscovered country : text, translation, and modernity in the work of Yanagita Kunio by Melek Ortabasi( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yanagita Kunio (1875-1962) was a public intellectual who played a pivotal role in shaping modern Japan's cultural identity. A self-taught folk scholar and elite bureaucrat, he promoted folk studies in Japan. So extensive was his role that he has been compared with the fabled Grimm Brothers of Germany and the great British folklorist James G. Frazer (1854-1941), author of The Golden Bough. This monograph is only the second book-length English-language examination of Yanagita, and it is the first analysis that moves beyond a biographical account of his pioneering work in folk studies. An eccentric but insightful critic of Japan's rush to modernize, Yanagita offers a compelling array of rebuttals to mainstream social and political trends in his carefully crafted writings. Through a close reading of Yanagita's interdisciplinary texts, which comment on a wide range of key cultural issues that characterized the first half of Japan's twentieth century, Melek Ortabasi seeks to reevaluate the historical significance of his work. Ortabasi's inquiry simultaneously exposes, discursively, some of the fundamental assumptions we embrace about modernity and national identity in Japan and elsewhere."--Amazon
Fictional fantasy or historical fact? : the search for Japanese identity in Miyazaki Hayao's Mononokehime by Melek Ortabasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Japanese cultural history as literary landscape : scholarship, authorship and language in Yanagita Kunio's native ethnology by Melek Ortabasi( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The modern Murasaki : writing by women of Meiji Japan( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The modern Murasaki : writing by women of Meiji Japan
Alternative Names
Ortabasi, MelekSu

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