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posted on 01.01.2011, 00:00 authored by Ida Mayer

Introduction
I. Introduction

Isolation
II. Emotionally isolated characters
III. Barriers between the public and private
IV. Mythic proportions
V. Escape through magic

Dreaming
VI. A social unconscious and the metaphorical use of space
VII. ‘Living spirits’ in Japan’s literary traditions
VIII. Impact on the waking world
IX. Unprovable power

Connections
X. Fiction and society
XI. Magic and the mundane
XII. Theme and genre
XIII. Between two people
XIV. Dreams and healing

Conclusion
XV. Conclusion

Appendices
A. Why these authors were chosen
B. Reading in Translation
C. International nature of the works

Bibliography

History

Date

01/01/2011

Advisor(s)

Jane McCafferty

Department

English

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