The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Presents a graphic novel adaptation of the story in which a failed novelist impersonates a dead industrialist and builds a hedonistic island empire.

Author: Suehiro Maruo

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 0867197773

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Presents a graphic novel adaptation of the story in which a failed novelist impersonates a dead industrialist and builds a hedonistic island empire.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Strange Tale of Panorama Island

Strange Tale of Panorama Island

This volume, which includes a critical introduction and notes, fills that gap and uncovers for English-language readers an important new dimension of an ever stimulating, provocative talent.

Author: Edogawa Ranpo

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824837273

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) was a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe and like Poe drew on his penchant for the grotesque and the bizarre to explore the boundaries of conventional thought. Best known as the founder of the modern Japanese detective novel, Ranpo wrote for a youthful audience, and a taste for playacting and theatre animates his stories. His writing is often associated with the era of ero guro nansense (erotic grotesque nonsense), which accompanied the rise of mass culture and mass media in urban Japan in the 1920s. Characterized by an almost lurid fascination with simulacra and illusion, the era’s sensibility permeates Ranpo's first major work and one of his finest achievements, Strange Tale of Panorama Island (Panoramato kidan), published in 1926. Ranpo’s panorama island is filled with cleverly designed optical illusions: a staircase rises into the sky; white feathered “birds” speak in women’s voices and offer to serve as vehicles; clusters of naked men and women romp on slopes carpeted with rainbow-colored flowers. His fantastical utopia is filled with entrancing music and strange sweet odors, and nothing is ordinary, predictable, or boring. The novella reflected the new culture of mechanically produced simulated realities (movies, photographs, advertisements, stereoscopic and panoramic images) and focused on themes of the doppelganger and appropriated identities: its main character steals the identity of an acquaintance. The novella’s utopian vision, argues translator Elaine Gerbert, mirrors the expansionist dreams that fed Japan's colonization of the Asian continent, its ending an eerie harbinger of the collapse of those dreams. Today just as a new generation of technologies is transforming the way we think—and becoming ever more invasive and pervasive—Ranpo's work is attracting a new generation of readers. In the past few decades his writing has inspired films, anime, plays, and manga, and many translations of his stories, essays, and novels have appeared, but to date no English-language translation of Panoramato kidan has been available. This volume, which includes a critical introduction and notes, fills that gap and uncovers for English-language readers an important new dimension of an ever stimulating, provocative talent.
Categories: Fiction

Purloined Letters

Purloined Letters

... of Shundei's Panorama-guni (Panorama Land) alludes to Ranpo's Panorama-tò kidan (The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, 1926), a novella about a man inspired by Poe's story “The Domain of Arnheim” to build an artificial island utopia.

Author: Mark H. Silver

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824831882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island

In 1920s Japan, a failed novelist successfully impersonates a dead rich industrialist, taking over all aspects of his life, redirecting the family's wealth to his own perverse aims.

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ISBN: OCLC:1288495156

Category: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Page: 272

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In 1920s Japan, a failed novelist successfully impersonates a dead rich industrialist, taking over all aspects of his life, redirecting the family's wealth to his own perverse aims.
Categories: Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc

Poe s Pervasive Influence

Poe s Pervasive Influence

... for example, is particularly strong: works such as “The Domain of Arnheim” and “The Island of the Pay” bear complex ... as “The Hell of Mirrors,” “The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture,” and “The Strange Tale of Panorama Island.

Author: Barbara Cantalupo

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9781611461275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Complementing and extending a project begun by Lois Vines, this book includes essays on Poe’s influence abroad from Japanese author, Edogawa Rampo, to Russian author, Nikolai Gogol, and takes a wider perspective on Poe's influence by including essays on Poe's impact on American authors from Harriet Jacobs to Joyce Carol Oates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Double Visions Double Fictions

Double Visions  Double Fictions

... 5, 21–54, 102,128; The Beast in the Shadows, 28–37, 40–41, 207n27; Beyond the Bizarre, 30, 46–49; doppelgänger in, ... and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 30–33, 207n20, 214n9; The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, 31; ...

Author: Baryon Tensor Posadas

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452956343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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A fresh take on the dopplegänger and its place in Japanese film and literature—past and present Since its earliest known use in German Romanticism in the late 1700s, the word Doppelgänger (double-walker) can be found throughout a vast array of literature, culture, and media. This motif of doubling can also be seen traversing historical and cultural boundaries. Double Visions, Double Fictions analyzes the myriad manifestations of the doppelgänger in Japanese literary and cinematic texts at two historical junctures: the interwar period of the 1920s and 1930s and the present day. According to author Baryon Tensor Posadas, the doppelgänger marks the intersection of the historical impact of psychoanalytic theory, the genre of detective fiction in Japan, early Japanese cinema, and the cultural production of Japanese colonialism. He examines the doppelgänger’s appearance in the works of Edogawa Rampo, Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, and Akutagawa Ryunosuke, as well as the films of Tsukamoto Shin’ya and Kurosawa Kiyoshi, not only as a recurrent motif but also as a critical practice of concepts. Following these explorations, Posadas asks: What were the social, political, and material conditions that mobilized the desire for the doppelgänger? And how does the dopplegänger capture social transformations taking place at these historical moments? Double Visions, Double Fictions ultimately reveals how the doppelgänger motif provides a fascinating new backdrop for understanding the enmeshment of past and present.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rethinking Japanese Modernism

Rethinking Japanese Modernism

of modern subjectivity, particularly within the context of 'the reorganization of the body in the scopic field of modern Japan'.37 One of the works that Igarashi analyses, 'The Strange Tale of Panorama Island' (Panorama-tō kitan, ...

Author: Roy Starrs

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9789004211308

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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By adopting an open, multidisciplinary, and transnational approach, this book sheds new light both on the specific achievements and on the often-unexpected interrelationships of the writers, artists and thinkers who helped to define the Japanese version of modernism and modernity.
Categories: Social Science

On the Viewing Platform

On the Viewing Platform

The Panorama between Canvas and Screen Katie Trumpener, Tim Barringer ... Rampello, Davide, n Ranpo, Edogawa (pseud. for Tarō Hirai): The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, , – Ray, Man: Retour de la raison, Ray, Nicholas, Raynal, ...

Author: Katie Trumpener

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300184792

Category: Art

Page: 324

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A wide-ranging study of the painted panorama’s influence on art, photography, and film This ambitious volume presents a multifaceted account of the legacy of the circular painted panorama and its far-reaching influence on art, photography, film, and architecture. From its 18th-century origins, the panorama quickly became a global mass-cultural phenomenon, often linked to an imperial worldview. Yet it also transformed modes of viewing and exerted a lasting, visible impact on filmmaking techniques, museum displays, and contemporary installation art. On the Viewing Platform offers close readings of works ranging from proto-panoramic Renaissance cityscapes and 19th-century paintings and photographs to experimental films and a wide array of contemporary art. Extensively researched and spectacularly illustrated, this volume proposes an expansive new framework for understanding the histories of art, film, and spectatorship.
Categories: Art

Reading for Wonder

Reading for Wonder

In the early twentieth century, the Japanese writer Edogawa Ranpo foresaw the narcissistic end of wonder, and its ecological miasma, in his Strange Tale of Panorama Island. In this decadent tale, a young man bored with the world steals ...

Author: Glenn Willmott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319700403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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In a world awash in awesome, sensual technological experiences, wonder has diverse powers, including awakening us to unexpected ecological intimacies and entanglements. Yet this deeply felt experience—at once cognitive, aesthetic, and ethical—has been dangerously neglected in our cultural education. In order to cultivate the imaginative empathy and caution this feeling evokes, we need to teach ourselves and others to read for wonder. This book begins by unfolding the nature and artifice of wonder as a human capacity and as a fabricated experience. Ranging across poetry, foodstuffs, movies, tropical islands, wonder cabinets, apes, abstract painting, penguins and more, Reading for Wonder offers an anatomy of wonder in transmedia poetics, then explores its ethical power and political risks from early modern times to the present day. To save ourselves and the teeming life of our planet, indeed to flourish, we must liberate wonder from ideologies of enchantment and disenchantment, understand its workings and their ethical ambivalence, and give it a clear language and voice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Palgrave Handbook of Children s Film and Television

The Palgrave Handbook of Children s Film and Television

Strange Tale of Panorama Island. Translated by Elaine Kazu Gerbert. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ryan, richard M., and Edward L. Deci. 2001. “on Happiness and Human Potentials: A review of research on Hedonic and Eudaimonic ...

Author: Casie Hermansson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030176204

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 594

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This volume explores film and television for children and youth. While children’s film and television vary in form and content from country to country, their youth audience, ranging from infants to “screenagers”, is the defining feature of the genre and is written into the DNA of the medium itself. This collection offers a contemporary analysis of film and television designed for this important audience, with particular attention to new directions evident in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. With examples drawn from Iran, China, Korea, India, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, and France, as well as from the United States and the United Kingdom, contributors address a variety of issues ranging from content to production, distribution, marketing, and the use of film, both as object and medium, in education. Through a diverse consideration of media for young infants up to young adults, this volume reveals the newest trends in children’s film and television and its role as both a source of entertainment and pedagogy.
Categories: Performing Arts