La necesidad insaciable de los libros, la actitud critica hacia el entorno y la gran capacidad de observacion son un reflejo de la intensidad con la que Hayashi Fumiko decidio vivir su vida.
El Diario de una vagabunda, que Hayashi Fumiko escribio entre 1922 y 1927, constituye, sin duda alguna, un espacio de intimidad y un nitido reflejo de la vida cotidiana.
Hayashi Fumiko salio de su pueblo natal--Shimonoseki, en el suroeste de Japon--a los siete anos, junto con su madre.
The book focuses on the work of three influential Japanese writers: Yosano Akiko, Tamura Toshiko, and Hayashi Fumiko
. In addition to discussing their writing, the book also examines visual technologies and metaphors used in the film adaptations of the three writers' novels.
Influenced by writers as diverse as Flannery O'Connor, Anne Tyler, Hayashi Fumiko
, and Reinaldo Arenas, (2) she began as a romance writer but decided there was really no market for romance novels in Japan, an interesting fact given that romance novels outsell every other type of fiction in the United States.
For example, the novel Horo-ki (Diary of a Vagabond, 1930), by Hayashi Fumiko, (6) was first published in instalments in Nyonin and subsequently reached national prominence.
Particularly, Nyonin produced a number of women writers coming out of that time, including Enchi Fumiko, Hirabayashi Taiko and Hayashi Fumiko.
(6) Hayashi Fumiko (1904-1951) was born in Yamaguchi.
Through an examination of the writings of women writers of the period, I hope to disrupt the continuing androcentric discourse on colonialism and delineate a women's imperial history as reflected in their narration of their own storiea In the following section I will examine three Japanese female authors, Hayashi Fumiko ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 1903-51), Masugi Shizue ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 1901-55) and Sakaguchi Reiko ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 1914--), focusing on their writings on Taiwan and the other southern colonies.
It is this modernity within the colonial context that I will explore through the writings of Hayashi Fumiko, Masugi Shizue, and Sakaguchi Reiko.
Three of the new works are by women: Enchi Fumiko, Hayashi Fumiko
, and Okamoto Kanoko.
Part 4, "Locating 'Woman' in Culture," contains essays of a sort we may expect more of in the future, as it considers women's texts, particularly works of Hayashi Fumiko
(by Noriko Mizuta), Tsushima Yuko (by Livia Monnet), and Yamada Eimi (by Nina Cornyetz), at the intersection of gender and other ideological structures.