Dandelions dancing in the snow

Yoko Tawada, Michael Bourdaghs

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Abstract: This article is a translation of the keynote address delivered at the ‘Relire Kawabata au 21e siècle–modernisme et japonisme au-delà des mythes’ conference hosted by the Maison de la culture du Japon (Paris) and Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 on 17–18 September 2014. It situates Kawabata Yasunari's late unfinished novel Tanpopo (Dandelions) within Japanese modernity and literary history, in particular drawing an array of connections between the work and the history of the rural northern mountain country of Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-25
Number of pages14
JournalJapan Forum
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 2
Externally publishedYes


  • color in literature
  • flowers in literature
  • Fukushima nuclear disaster
  • Kawabata Yasunari
  • sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science


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