Location

Portland State University

Start Date

2-5-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2018 3:00 PM

Subjects

Japanese literature -- Criticism and interpretation, Discourse analysis -- Narrative -- Japan

Abstract

This presentation is on a comparative analysis of two prominent Japanese authors' works of literature. The presentation is about a comparative study of hyperbole in Men without women by Haruki Murakami and Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza by Yukio Mishima. Both authors have significant positions in the history of Japanese literature with readership overseas. The rhetoric of hyperbole seems to be significant for both Murakami and Mishima since there are many examples of hyperbole in their works. Murakami’s Men without women is a lamenting short narrative for the loved one while Mishima’s Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza is an entertaining social satire. Regardless of the different literary genre, hyperbole is used in a similar manner by both Murakami and Mishima.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25031

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May 2nd, 1:00 PM May 2nd, 3:00 PM

A Comparative Examination of the Hyperbole in Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami and Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza by Yukio Mishima

Portland State University

This presentation is on a comparative analysis of two prominent Japanese authors' works of literature. The presentation is about a comparative study of hyperbole in Men without women by Haruki Murakami and Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza by Yukio Mishima. Both authors have significant positions in the history of Japanese literature with readership overseas. The rhetoric of hyperbole seems to be significant for both Murakami and Mishima since there are many examples of hyperbole in their works. Murakami’s Men without women is a lamenting short narrative for the loved one while Mishima’s Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza is an entertaining social satire. Regardless of the different literary genre, hyperbole is used in a similar manner by both Murakami and Mishima.