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The Sarashina Diary: How Are Literary Quotations Woven into Reminiscences?

Moriyuki Itō    Gakushūin Women’s College, Tōkyō, Japan    

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This paper aims to clarify the characteristics of the Sarashina nikki (1060) whilst paying attention to the issue of intertextuality. However, first, I review the establishment of kana literature in the Heian period. After the Kagerō nikki, female writers emerged in succession, ushering in the height of Heian female literature. Then, the Sarashina nikki appeared at the end of this golden age of kana literature. The uniqueness of this diary is clear in that it pursues the metaphysical theme of the meaning of narrative in life. In this paper, I carry out a concrete analysis of the way literary citations are employed in the Sarashina nikki.

Pubblicato
30 Agosto 2022
Accettato
13 Febbraio 2022
Presentato
14 Dicembre 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-609-1
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-608-4

Keywords: Genji monogatariClassical Chinese literatureSarashina nikkiKi no Tsurayuki, Kagerō nikkiKana literature

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