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Author Ridgely, Steven C.

Title Japanese counterculture : the antiestablishment art of Terayama Shūji / Steven C. Ridgely
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 222 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction : global counterculture, visual counterculture -- Poetic kleptomania and pseudo-lyricism -- Radio drama in the age of television -- Boxing/stuttering/graffiti -- Deinstitutionalizing theater and film -- The impossibility of history -- Conclusion : "Japanese" counterculture
Summary Terayama Shuji (1935-1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative work. In this inventive and revealing work, Steven Ridgely examines Terayama's life and art to show that a conventional notion of him does not do full justice to the meaning and importance of his wide-ranging, often playful body of work. Ridgely places Terayama at the center of Japanese and global counterculture and finds in his work a larger story about the history of postwar Japanese art and culture. He sees Terayama as reflecting the most significant event
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-214) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Terayama, Shūji, 1936-1983 -- Criticism and interpretation
Terayama, Shūji, 1936-1983
Counterculture -- Japan
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- Japanese.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010028451
ISBN 9780816675289