[Reading] ➼ The Changelings: A Classical Japanese Court Tale By Rosette Willig – Dolove.info

The Changelings: A Classical Japanese Court Tale This Is The First Translation Into English Of Torikaebaya Monogatari, A Twelfth Century Work Of Unknown Authorship That Tells The Unusual Story Of A Brother And Sister Whose Natural Inclinations Lead Them At An Early Age To Live As Members Of The Opposite Sex The Chronicle Of Their Difficulties, Especially The Complications That Arise In The Course Of Their Sexual Encounters, Concludes With The Mature Hero And Heroine Taking Each Other S Place In Society, Thus Returning To Their Original Sexes The Changelings Is Clearly Among The Best Of The Very Few Surviving Examples Of Giko Monogatari, A Genre Of Narrative Written In Imitation Of The Great Classical Tales, Most Notably The Tale Of Genji It Shares With Others Of Its Genre A Relatively Simple Structure, A Limited Number Of Characters, An Unusual Here Sexual Problem As The Basis Of Its Plot, A Nostalgic View Of The Past, And Above All, Numerous Elements Imitative Of The Tale Of Genji Yet The Story Itself Is Quite Different From Genji, And It Achieves A Freshness Surprising In An Imitative Tale The Introduction Discusses Torikaebaya S Critical History, Dating And Authorship, Historical Context, And Problems Of Interpretation For The Modern Reader

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10 thoughts on “The Changelings: A Classical Japanese Court Tale

  1. says:

    Very important and relatively overlooked book If you are interested in gender performance and gender representation in classical Japan, it s a great place to start They are obviously not changelings, since no magical transformation occurs The protagonists clearly choose to perform conforming to a particular gender role, according to their inclinations Unlike Iphis and Iante there is no divine intervention, just chara

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