Warning: Somespoilersahead (Kitchen—Banana Yoshimoto, Norwegian Wood—Haruki Murakami, Socrates in Love—Kyoichi Katayama)
In my most recent post, I went down a nostalgic memory lane of experiences with Japanese literature, setting up a background for my upcoming Digital Artefact* on Japanese short stories and the culture’s reflection between the lines—the stories are like age rings of a tree, looking at which one can observe the subtle changes in history and culture, especially among the everyday citizens. Now that I have had some time to distance myself enough from my own writing, it is only apt that I practise looking at that narrative with some objectivity, dissecting the emotional with a more logical approach to bring out the autoethnography aspect.
Autoethnography (my illustration)
The essence of autoethnographic research lies in the analyticitywith which the researcher (in this case, myself) frames their story, using “theoretical and methodological tools”…
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