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Theory of 『Itansyanokanasimi』 - Regarding the desire theory of Lacan -

  • 日本硏究
  • 2013, (34), pp.129-148
  • Publisher : The Center for Japanese Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 20, 2013

KIM SANG WON 1

1동국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

『Itansyanokanasimi』 is known as the only written confession of Tanizaki Junichiro. Originally Tanizaki finished the writing of his work in August, 1916 with the intention of posting 『Itansyanokanasimi』 on 「中央公論社 in 1916 Sep, but it was first released 11 months later because of the opinions of the editorial department that it could be prohibited from publishing. And Tanizaki added a long introduction which was exceptional to him. To aim this point, this paper was executed to identify the meaning of outsider, psychological conditions and behavior patterns of main character, Shozaburo. First, the plot of 『Itansyanokanasimi』 was examined as study method. Second, the deleted parts were pondered which Tanizaki personally supervised and deleted when he edited his work for 新書版全集(1958 中央公論社版)Results showed that the meaning of the outsider in the work that the desire of Shozaburo which was forbidden in symbolic world that Lacan had suggested was finally realized in the real world. And the psychological conditions of Shozaburo were identified to stay in imaginary world which is a stage of psychological fixation conditions and he could not adapt in the symbolic world. But the author realized the ideal of main character, Shozaburo at the closing section of 『Itansyanokanasimi』, which it is actually impossible in the real world that Lacan mentions. Additionally the release was also connected with the death of Seki, Tanizaki’s mother and it was also a self-justification of publishing of 『Itansyanokanasimi』 which was forbidden and 11 months of gap was also required to add the deleted parts which Tanizaki himself deleted for the release 11 months later.

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