Die japanische Literatur in deutschsprachigen Printmedien
This essay presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of newspaper and magazine articles on Japanese literature which appeared in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland between 1988 and 1994. The first part evaluates statistically the subject matter (i.e. pieces of Japanese literature) as well as authorship and publication of the newspaper entries themselves. The second part discusses typical patterns in German-language essays about Japanese literature since the early seventies. The case study of Ōe Kenzaburō. in the final section presents an example of the reception in Germany, Austria and Switzerland of a single Japanese writer.