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FREE BOOK ⚢ Yellow Rose ⚝ Yoshiya Nobuko s short story series Flower Stories Hana monogatari is widely known for launching the genre of sh jo fiction stories expressly written for girls and young women For the first time in English, one of the most ardent and influential of the collection, Yellow Rose, is published with a translator s introduction, era specific design and list of further readings It will appeal to all readers of fine fiction, especially those with an interest in women s writings, genre fiction, youth culture, queer writings, and twentieth century modernist styles 3.5 ogromny plus za wst p t umaczki Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class S Romance This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite At the time, all girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same sex experimentation going on Adults viewed these kinds of relationships as just a phase girls went through, and good practice for when they moved on to real relationships with their husbands There also seems Back in the 1920s an odd little genre flourished in Japan, the Class S Romance This was a form of lesbian romance, but not quite At the time, all girls schools were common in Japan, and of course with tons of adolescent girls stuck together with no access to boys, there was some same sex experimentation going on Adults viewed these kinds of relationships as just a phase girls went through, and good practice for when they moved on to real relationships with their husbands There also seems to have been an assumption that such relationships were platonic, though how true that was is an open question Magazines aimed at teenage girls picked up on the trend and published short stories dealing with the subject something that continues to this day with series like Strawberry Panic and MariMite, as opposed to pure yuri series like Whispered Words and Citrus, a distinction lost on most Americans.But in the 1920s there was no yuri genre, so the Class S Romance was the best thing available for lesbian authors Amongst these was Yoshiya Nobuko, who penned a series of stories called the Hana Monogatari, of which the Yellow Rose is but one tale though the translator is working on a study of Yoshiya and her work, so hopefullywill be forthcoming.The plot itself is quite skeletal, with the romance being developed in just three hasty scenes Another twenty or thirty pages would ve done the story good As is the plot barely props up the climax, though it is a good climax and a repudiation of many of the things the Class S genre stood for Sadly, it s a sentiment that s still applicable to much of the world So it is that the sadness of those who love their own sex and therefore cannot live their lives in the form of a conventional marriage is redoubled by the chagrin of parents for whom marriage represents the sole pinnacle of womanly achievement and the opprobrium and scorn of everyone else Gawd, so gay This book is a product of its time, but also beyond its time in some ways, by an author who was a huge influence on Japanese girls literature shoujo yuri Basically a lot of pop culture things I love If you are interested in yuri shoujo queer lit classic Japanese lit, this is a very worthwhile short read about a bittersweet romance Great introduction and translation, also. Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance This short story from her well known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with its sweetly tragic tone and Sapphic, melancholy finale If you re interested in lesbian romance, the history of shoujo, or just like Japanese literature of the 1920s, I highly recommend reading this my only comp Yoshiya Nobuko was one of the founding mothers of Japanese girls fiction as we know it today, most specifically the yuri romance This short story from her well known Flower Tales collection very clearly lays the groundwork for the lesbian romance in contemporary Japanese fiction with its sweetly tragic tone and Sapphic, melancholy finale If you re interested in lesbian romance, the history of shoujo, or just like Japanese literature of the 1920s, I highly recommend reading this my only complaint is that none of the original illustrations were included