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Imitation and Creativity in Japanese ArtsFrom Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao$
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Michael Lucken

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172929

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.001.0001

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Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts
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Michael Lucken

, Francesca Simkin
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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172929.003.0012

In an essay published in 1979, as a postface to a new edition of Moroccan author Abdelkebir Khatibi’s novel La mémoire tatouée, Roland Barthes summarizes his position on non-Western cultures:

Some people seek to define difference using the absolute Other—namely, the East (Zen, Daoism, Buddhism). But what we need to learn is not how to copy a model—the language barrier makes this impossible—but how to create our own “heterological” language made up of a “whole mess” [...

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