annekmcknight at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 11:09:11 EDT 2008
I'm wondering if anyone has ever read any good histories or sketches
of the genre of the taidan. I'm sure many of you have your favorite
taidan "highlights and lowlifes," as I do. And I read a piece a while
back about Etô Jun and Ôe Kenzaburô as taidan pioneers, in the sense
of weighing in, as artistes, on public events and current affairs,
especially vis-a-vis cultural nationalism and what postwar literature
should be or do. It would probably be too much to ask for references
that describe the use of recording and documenting technologies (e.g.
film and tape), their impact on print culture and the shapes it takes
(such as taidans), but if anything of that general angle comes to
mind, I'd be especially interested in hearing about it.
Thanks for any leads!
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