Marzena Karwowska - Polish writer in Asia: The Japanese Fan by Joanna Bator

slovo:7446 - Slovo, May 6, 2021, The Distant Voyages of Polish Writers (20th-21st centuries) - https://doi.org/10.46298/slovo.2021.7446
Polish writer in Asia: The Japanese Fan by Joanna Bator

Authors: Marzena Karwowska

Joanna Bator is a contemporary writer, who has in recent years become increasingly popular not only among readers but also with critics. As an expert of culture and a scholarship winner of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Japan Foundation, she visited Tokyo three times. Published in 2004 (reprint 2011), Japoński wachlarz [The Japanese Fan] is the result of Bator’s Asian travels. The Japanese Fan is a personal and subjective recording of the experience of cultural otherness that feels an European, Polish, writer while working as a lecturer at the University of Tokyo. In this book, Joanna Bator use an original creative technique she calls: zuihitsu, “as the brush guides.” The book constituted a sort of collection or set of travel pictures from which emerges an image of Japan.


Volume: The Distant Voyages of Polish Writers (20th-21st centuries)
Section: The distant journeys of Polish writers (20th-21st centuries)
Published on: May 6, 2021
Submitted on: May 4, 2021
Keywords: Joanna Bator,The Japanese Fan,20th Century Polish Literature,Roland Barthes,Emmanuel Lévinas,Asia,Joanna Bator,L’Éventail japonais,littérature polonaise du xxe siècle,Roland Barthes,Emmanuel Lévinas,Asie,Joanna Bator,Japoński Wachlarz,Literatura polska XX wieku,Roland Barthes,Emmanuel Lévinas,Azja,[SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature


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