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Border Crossings: The Journal of Japanese-Language Literature Studies 2019;8(1): 191-210.
doi: https://doi.org/10.22628/bcjjl.2019.8.1.191
To Enable Anger: Yusuke Kimura’s Isa's Deluge
Masahiro KASHIMA
名古屋大学文学研究科博士後期課程
怒りを可能にするために
Correspondence  Masahiro KASHIMA ,Email: skaskagoto@shikon.meiji.ac.jp
Published online: 30 June 2019.
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ABSTRACT
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Yusuke Kimura Isa’s Deluge, who depicts the Great East Japan Earthquake, as an important work that describes the changes in people’s lives after the earthquake, taking into account the uniqueness of the region.
First of all, we point out that some novels adopt a form of criticism of the structure of exploitation in describing the Great East Japan Earthquake. However, we criticize that these novels do not take into account the current state of “affected area” and thus cannot find an opportunity to change the structure of exploitation.
Therefore, we focus on Isa’s Deluge which describes the problem of loneliness in Hachinohe, “affected area” after the earthquake. We then show that Isa’s Deluge describes the cause of loneliness as an inferiority complex to Tokyo, and that “relative superiority of words” is the cause of the inferiority complex. In order to overcome the post-earthquake problems associated with the structure of exploitation, Isa’s Deluge is evaluated as a text that attempts to change the relationship with Tokyo by letting people know that they are in trouble through their own words.
Keywords: The Great East Japan Earthquake, Yusuke Kimura, Isa’s Deluge, The Structure of Exploitation, Southern Dialect

キ―ワ―ド: 東日本大震災, 木村友祐, イサの氾濫, 搾取の構造, 南部方言
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