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Conclusion: <i>Cannibalism in Postwar Literature</i>

Jeff Mielke

in Tropics of Savagery

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780520265783
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520947665 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0006
Conclusion: Cannibalism in Postwar Literature

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This concluding chapter examines tropes of savagery in the literature of the postwar period. Cannibalism features as a major theme in three prominent pacifist and humanistic novels that were published within ten years of Japan's defeat and the loss of its empire. By focusing on this theme, it examines continuities and discontinuities between tropes of savagery in the colonial era and in the immediate postcolonial period.

Keywords: tropes; savagery; cannibalism; Japanese empire; postcolonial period

Chapter.  7987 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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