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Women, narcissism, and Okamoto Kanoko. Shibusawa Tatsuhiko


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Aoyama, T and Hartley, B (2006) Women, narcissism, and Okamoto Kanoko. Shibusawa Tatsuhiko. In: Woman Critiqued. University of Hawaii Press, Hawaii, pp. 107-113. ISBN 978-0-8248-2958-2

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All married men and men who engage in conventional sex have undoubtedly had firsthand experience of the recidivist self-centeredness that is the narcissism of women. It is less difficult for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a woman to separate from her own self and regard herself objectively. Among the recently increasing numbers of homosexual men there are also undoubtedly those who revel in a highly subjective form of narcissism, identical to that of women, that is closely associated with the physical body. But this is a separate issue. For my task here is to discuss the mysterious entity referred to as the woman writer. Given that she is a variety of woman, the woman writer will doubtless be subject to the same obsessive self-centeredness that afflicts all women. This is her biological fate. And since Okamoto Kaneko is also a woman, we must expect that she too will be subject to the same effect.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Page Range: pp. 107-113
Additional Information: © 2006 The University of Hawaii Press
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2009 02:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:54
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