McGRATH Paul D.
- 名古屋学院大学論集. 言語・文化篇 = Journal of Nagoya Gakuin University (ISSN:1344364X)
- vol.28, no.1, pp.31-40, 2016
Korean American author Alexander Chee employs the Japanese legend of Tamamo no mae, a fox demon, in his novel Edinburgh (2001). The unique subjectivity Chee attributes to the legendary figure allows Chee's gay protagonist to resolve his inability to experience the self. John Bergman (1991) has discussed the historic inability of the American gay writer to experience self; this paper looks at Chee's novel in the context of Bergman's ideas.