Departmental Bulletin Paper オスカー・ワイルド「幸福な王子」の東洋と西洋における受容の違い
Eastern and Western Receptions of Wilde's "The Happy Prince"

趙, 彦志  ,  段, 楓

43pp.(13) - (22) , 2018-03 , 大分大学国語国文学会
'The Happy Prince' by Oscar Wilde has been widely read in China as a beautiful tale advocating beauty, virtue and friendship. Although such moral considerations can also be detected in the Japanese popular reception of 'The Happy Prince', Japanese translators have largely resorted to omission and abridgement to rid the text of the 'impure' elements, to highlight the moral and didactic message of the text. After a survey of both eastern and western reception of this fairy tale, this paper aims to argue that "The Happy Prince" do contain at the same time both conservative and subversive discursive element, i.e., there is a covert story of male love behind its overt fairy tale plot, which explains why this text can give rise to different interpretations and readings.

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