Gender and Literature/Art
Study on the Theme of Exile in Oba Minako's Literature:Focusing on the War Orphans in Urashimaso
Journal of China Women’s University 2016-3
Abstract：Oba Minako's literary works are filled with elements of various exiles following the Second World War.Oba’s work describes the people who lead a wandering life away from their hometowns without any foundations as"rootless grass". The war brides in Shabby Museum is such an example of Oba's "exile literature", while the Japanese-American war orphan in Urashimaso is another. Urashimaso focuses on one of the remaining problems of post-war Japanese society, namely the issue of war orphans. Besides, it reflects on the harms brought by war, women's fate and life.
Keywords：Oba Minako, the theme of exile, Urashimaso, War orphan