The Woman with the Flying Head and Other Stories by Kurahashi Yumiko by Yumiko Kurahashi
(Japanese Women Writing)

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This is an English-language anthology dedicated to the short stories of Kurahashi Yumiko (1935-), a Japanese novelist of profound intellectual powers. The eleven stories included in this volume suggest the breadth of the author's literary production, ranging from parodies of classical Japanese literature to cosmopolitan avant-garde works, from quasi-autobiography to science fiction. Her subversive fiction defies established definitions of "literature", "Japan", "modernity" and "femininity", and represents an important intellectual aspect of modern Japanese women's literature.
 

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Published December 1, 1997 by M E Sharpe Inc. 157 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Yumiko's characters include women, amused and aroused by their sexual power, whose imaginative conjoinings with animals and supernatural beings, as well as with more conventional lovers, are vividly described in such disturbing tales as ``The House of the Black Cat'' and the wry title story, a sk...

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when he finds his actual face transformed into the mask (""a face so malignantly ugly that you could never forget it once you had seen it""), he must then seek to trade for someone else's face.

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