Writing Same-Sex Love: Sexology and Literary Representation in Yoshiya Nobuko's Early Fiction

@article{Suzuki2006WritingSL,
  title={Writing Same-Sex Love: Sexology and Literary Representation in Yoshiya Nobuko's Early Fiction},
  author={Michiko Suzuki},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={65},
  pages={575 - 599}
}
X OSHIYA NOBUKO (1896-1973), novelist, poet, and essayist, was one of the most successful and prolific Japanese writers of the twentieth century. As a popular author, Yoshiya enjoyed a broad readership; by the mid 1920s, she was a celebrity whose face was easily recognized on the street, and by the late 1930s, she had become one of the wealthiest people in Japan, earning an income several times that of ministers of state (Tanabe 1999, vol. 2, p. 111). The recent growth of interest in popular… 
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