WorldCat Identities

Long, Margherita

Works: 3 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 1,563 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margherita Long
This perversion called love : reading Tanizaki, feminist theory, and Freud by Margherita Long( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Perversion Called Love positions one of Japan's most canonical and best translated twentieth century authors at the center of contemporary debates in feminism. Examining sexual perversion in Tanizaki's aesthetic essays, cultural criticism, cinema writings, and short novels from the 1930s, it argues that Tanizaki understands human subjectivity in remarkably Freudian terms, but that he is much more critical than Freud about what this means for the possibility of love. Author Margherita Long takes readers with her on her personal search for a meaningful feminist approach to Tanizaki's work, and makes the case that perversion in his writings always turns out to involve not the proliferation of interesting gender positions but rather the tragic absence of even two sexes, since femininity is only ever defined as man's absence, supplement. or complement." "In these pages, Long reads Tanizaki with the theoretical complexity he deserves but has seldom received in either Japanese or English. By showing how Tanizaki addressed questions of modernity that are in no way specific to Japan or Japanese literature, Long's work is intended to draw a crossover readership from, and spark conversation between, feminist theory and Japanese literature. Although recent feminist work in Japanese literary and cultural studies is resolutely historicist and focused on gender, Long critiques these two paradigms. By offering a compelling account of the losing side in the current feminist debate in both North America and Japan about how far the "gender" paradigm can take us, This Perversion Called Love should stir up controversial exchanges among veteran scholars and inspire a new generation of feminist scholarship in critical Asian studies."--Jacket
Skirmishes with sexual "difference" : Tanizaki's experiments in masochism, 1931-1933 by Margherita Long( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist film theory : Osaka, circa 1866 by Margherita Long( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.03 (from 0.03 for This perve ... to 0.97 for Feminist f ...)

This perversion called love : reading Tanizaki, feminist theory, and Freud
Alternative Names
Long, Margherita Raymond

English (15)