Essays on Japan: Between Aesthetics and Literature

Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra's essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects. Marra is one of the leading scholars in the field of Japanese aesthetics and hermeneutics and has published extensively on medieval and early modern Japanese literature, thought, and the arts. This work will present the reader critical insight into the fields of Japanese aesthetics, literary hermeneutics, and literature, with essays on such texts and figures as Kuki Shuzo, The Tale of Genji, Motoori Norinaga, and Heidegger.