Also, Okinawa is a fascinating example of the exotic, the alien within Japan proper, and its literature is particularly valuable as a case study of the degree to which the exotic has been absorbed into mainstream Japanese writing.
Author: Leith Morton
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Readers worldwide have long been drawn to the foreign, the exotic, and the alien, even before Freud’s famous essay on the uncanny in 1919. Given Japan’s many years of relative isolation, followed by its multicultural empire, these themes seem particularly ripe for exploration and exploitation by Japanese writers. Their literary adventures have taken them inside Japan as well as outside, and how they internalized the exotic through the adoption of modernist techniques and subject matter forms the primary subject of this book. The Alien Within is the first book-length thematic study in English of the alien in modern Japanese literature and helps shed new light on a number of important authors. Morton examines the Gothic, a form of writing with strong affinities to European Gothic and a motif in the fiction of several key modern Japanese writers, such as Arishima Takeo. Morton also discusses the translations of Tsubouchi Shoyo, Japan’s most famous early translator of Shakespeare, and how this most alien and exotic author was absorbed into the Japanese literary and theatrical tradition. The new field of translation theory and how it relates to translating Shakespeare are also discussed. Morton devotes two chapters to the celebrated female poet Yosano Akiko, whose verse on childbirth and her unborn children broke taboos relating to the expression of the female body and sensibility. He also highlights the writing of contemporary Okinawan novelist Oshiro Tatsuhiro, whose work springs from what is for Japanese an exotic subtropical landscape and makes symbolic reference to the otherness at the heart of Japanese religiosity. Another significant but equally overlooked subject is the focus of the final chapter, which analyzes the travel writing of internationally best-selling author Murakami Haruki. Murakami’s great corpus of work includes a one-volume study of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, which Morton discusses in detail. The Alien Within breaks new ground in its treatment of the exotic in modern Japanese writing and in its discussion of authors and work hitherto absent from critical discussions in English. It will be of significant interest to readers of literature and students of modern Japanese culture and women’s writing as well as those fascinated by the occult, Gothic fiction, and the exotic.
Human's call them alien's because humans want to fantasize that the entities they call Extraterrestrials or Aliens have traveled here millions of miles from other planets or galaxies. Humans also consider them strange – different ...
DNA and Other Forensic Evidence of Alien Abductions Bill Chalker. fers some suggestions on the sort of evidence “not yet forthcoming, [which] would do quite nicely, however.” Robert Shapiro lists three kinds of real evidence, ...
Author: Bill Chalker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
SHOCKING. CONTROVERSIAL. UNPRECEDENTED. A CASE LIKE UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE ANNALS OF UFO INVESTIGATION, DNA RESEARCH, OR ALIEN ABDUCTION. Sydney, Australia. July 23, 1992. Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Khoury was awoken by what appeared to be two females—both striking and unearthly—kneeling on his bed. What transpired between them was a physical assault as bizarre and disorienting as it was unnatural. Then, as quickly as they had arrived, they vanished. Khoury had become one of a legion of alien abductees with inexplicable experiences, but this particular incident stood apart from all the others. This time, there was evidence—two strands of white-blond hair from one of the females. Khoury’s case would result in the very first forensic DNA analysis of “alien abduction” evidence and revealed an extraordinary biological anomaly—one genetically close to human yet almost impossibly far from the human mainstream. A gripping account of one of the great mysteries of our time, Hair of the Alien, brings us closer than ever before to understanding our past, our origings, and our place in the universe.
Alien. Child. “An excellent piece of work—the development of the mystery ... is well done. Ms. Sargent's work ... is always of interest and this book adds to her stature as a writer.” —Andre Norton, author of the Solar Queen series ...
Author: Pamela Sargent
Publisher: Open Road Media
When a mysterious stranger appears in Sarah and Gerard's rural town, the two young lovers fighting a fervent battle to overcome America's depression and despair, are suddenly faced with a new realm of possibilities. But they find themselves questioning whether this handsome being was an angel sent to rescue them or a dark being bearing terrible dangers.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational EducationPublish On: 1982
This problem is the impact of alien students , primarily Mexican , on the quality of education provided in our public schools . In the past , Congress has adopted aid programs to help local school districts educate , Asians , Cubans and ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education
In the Alien's research, they discovered the joy of the library. The alien managed to locate a very entertaining book on jazz and classical music, music that is very popular on planet Broccoli. There was also an extremely offensive book ...
Author: Isaac du Toit
Publisher: Isaac du Toit
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From parrots to potatoes, in a great library you can find out almost everything the human race has ever thought or imagined. How excellent for an intelligent researcher from another planet...
It wasn't bulbous and smooth, like the ships good aliens always use in movies to tool around the universe. It was angled and jagged, like a dagger designed for stabbing entire planets in the gut. It was a bad-alien ship.
Author: Robert Venditti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After starting at a new school, a nerdy seventh-grader becomes a reluctant superhero.
Jacob (Rubenstein)—Jack Ruby—would guarantee the Alien's Secret. Official Disclaimer: It is hard to make up new words and names. Any apparent relationship to real people is pure coincidence. I do not believe aliens have Visited Earth, ...
Author: Robert M. Doroghazi
On the Planet of Oria, and its nearby neighbors, a near utopian society has been developed by the leaders and most intelligent beings on the planets. The great Rankin has developed a perpetual energy source by harnessing the power of the binary black hole / star through the construction of The Cube. An evil force on Oria has recently developed a desire to gain control of the planet through dubious and dangerous acquisition of nuclear weapons recently found on our planet Earth. The Committee of Ten, comprised of the greatest leaders of Oria, has found out about the evil plan that could wipe out billions of innocent people. Lyton Rennedee must be stopped. Consensus is met to call upon their best and most worthy Major in their Military. Hoken Rommeler is truly up to the test. Hoken will be sent to Earth and test his skills learned in self discipline as well as practice the drills needed to perform up to the highest standards to fulfill his mission on Earth. Once on Earth, Hoken must assume a human's body and kill the evil Renneddee. No matter what obstacles are presented to Major Rommeler, he must do what is necessary to maintain his course of completing his task. Nothing is more important than fulfilling the mission and maintaining the secret of his alien identity.
Maybe while the alien was capturing Ben, they would forget all about Esme. “Go, Esme.” “Mine! ... Standing not too far away from Esme were the two aliens who'd tried to ambush them a couple of days ago. One was tall, green, and wiry, ...
Author: A. M. Griffin
Publisher: Three Twenty-One, LLC
The Hunter. Adiya Yamma had one goal: Find a male and mate him. As the unexpected heir to her mother’s legacy, she would do anything to thwart her sister’s plan to usurp the role and overthrow her leadership. The plan was simple. Enter the illegal hunting game, claim one of the frail humans as her mate and secure her rule. What she didn’t intend, was to find a man who satisfied her needs and wants beyond her every desire. The Prey. One night Ben Browder was in the Afghanistan mountains and the next he was on an alien planet with eight other abductees trapped in a survival game. As a Marine, Ben didn’t expect to have any problem completing all three levels of The Hunt and earning his ticket back to Earth. Then an injury sidelines him and Ben has no choice but to make a bargain with an alien huntress determined to claim him as her own. Agreeing, Ben knows there’s more than one way to win and he’s about to prove he’s more than a muscled enforcer.
But all of a sudden, after 9/11, people began to look at these American Indians as immigrants or as illegal aliens or as aliens period, something else, you know. We were not able to get a hearing and unfortunately its not before ...