NATSUME SŌSEKI’S YUME JŪYA (“TEN NIGHTS OF DREAM”) 
AND THE ANARCHETYPE – A DIFFERENT APPROACH 
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NATSUME SŌSEKI’S YUME JŪYA (“TEN NIGHTS OF DREAM”) AND THE ANARCHETYPE – A DIFFERENT APPROACH
NATSUME SŌSEKI’S YUME JŪYA (“TEN NIGHTS OF DREAM”) AND THE ANARCHETYPE – A DIFFERENT APPROACH

Author(s): Alexandra Gheorghe
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: Sōseki; anarchetype; modern; Japanese; literature

Summary/Abstract: The present study presents a less known Japanese literary text written in 1908 by Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) and entitled Yume jūya (“Ten Nights of Dream”) from a new perspective, based on the Romanian concept of the anarchetype. The Japanese text was mostly regarded as a literary experiment, and recently it was analyzed as a part of the modern fantastic literature. Still there are many features that make it fit for the anarchetypical approach, as this paper will prove. It starts from a range of questions regarding its form and contents, and it ends with the presentation of the main character, a dreamer, whose multiple identities are revealed by ten completely different occurrences that are presented by ten successive dreams.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 11/1
  • Page Range: 122-130
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English