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Spring Carriage and Izu Dancer

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The School of New Sensationalist ( Shinkankakuha ) in 1920s What is New Sensation? According to Yokomitsu Riichi: The difference between sense and new sensation is this: that the objectivity of the object that bursts into life is not purely objective, but is rather the representation of that emotional cognition which has broken away from subjective objectivity, incorporating as it does both a formal appearance and also the generalized consciousness within it. And it is thus that the new sensationalist method is able to appear in a more dynamic form to the understanding than the sensationalist method by virtue of the fact that it gives a more material representation of an emotional apprehension. (644) Cited from Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature of the Modern Era by Donald Keene, New York: Columbia UP, 1999. Yokomitsu’s theory somewhat echoes T.S. Eliot’s literary term, “objective correlative.” In his essay on Hamlet (1919), Eliot states as follows: The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an “objective correlative”; in other words, a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion; such that when the external facts, which must terminate in sensory experience, are given, the emotion is immediately evoked.” (605) Cited from The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory by J.A. Cuddon, London: Penguin, 1998.
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“Spring Riding in a Carriage” (1926) by Yokomitsu Riichi 1) The dichotomy: Reason vs. Emotion or Simple Desire He makes fun of her cravings for chicken innards by logical configuration (114); he rejects to sit close to her because of her tuberculosis (115); he perceives his situation the “misery” and he feels
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