Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/305365
Title:
An Account of My Perplexities: The Humorous Essays of Kita Morio
Author:
Peterson, Reed Monty
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Kita Morio has been one of the most successful humorists of Japan's postwar period, but his work has received little attention from scholars. The intent of this study is to provide an introduction to the humorous essays of Kita Morio. In particular, after the principles of the humor mechanism are established, the nature of the essays as a type of I-novel is examined. The focus is then turned to the authorial persona that Kita uses in his humorous essays, and an overview of that manufactured fictional character and the world he inhabits is created. Finally, five individual essays are examined in the context created by the preceding chapters, with particular attention given to the manner in which humor functions in the essays, as well as the manner in which the reader can find comfort in them. Translations of the five essays examined in the final chapter are provided in the Appendix.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Kita; Manbo; Morio; Persona; East Asian Studies; Essay; Humor
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; East Asian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gabriel, J. Philip
Committee Chair:
Gabriel, J. Philip

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn Account of My Perplexities: The Humorous Essays of Kita Morioen_US
dc.creatorPeterson, Reed Montyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Reed Montyen_US
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractKita Morio has been one of the most successful humorists of Japan's postwar period, but his work has received little attention from scholars. The intent of this study is to provide an introduction to the humorous essays of Kita Morio. In particular, after the principles of the humor mechanism are established, the nature of the essays as a type of I-novel is examined. The focus is then turned to the authorial persona that Kita uses in his humorous essays, and an overview of that manufactured fictional character and the world he inhabits is created. Finally, five individual essays are examined in the context created by the preceding chapters, with particular attention given to the manner in which humor functions in the essays, as well as the manner in which the reader can find comfort in them. Translations of the five essays examined in the final chapter are provided in the Appendix.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectKitaen_US
dc.subjectManboen_US
dc.subjectMorioen_US
dc.subjectPersonaen_US
dc.subjectEast Asian Studiesen_US
dc.subjectEssayen_US
dc.subjectHumoren_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEast Asian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGabriel, J. Philipen_US
dc.contributor.chairGabriel, J. Philipen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPinnington, Noel J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLi, Dianen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcVeigh, Brian J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheehan, Aurelie J.en_US
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