1982 年 31 巻 7 号 p. 11-24
Oe Kenzaburo has written : "Novelistic techniques are apt to become mechanical.In order to give them a new lease on life, it is necessary to reapprehend them, and through parody, to overcome this tendency toward the mechanical and automatic."(Shosetsu no Hoko) Ejima Kiseki (1666-1735) sought the new through the deformation of his precursor texts. For him, in other words, deformation was a creative means of producing new drama. This procedure, however, through its over emphasis of technique, tended toward the dilution of the the matic. Through an analysis of Wakan Yujo Katage, published in the third year of Kyoho(1718), this essay attempts to show how Kiseki's work led to the technique-centered ukiyo zoshi of the Kyoho Period.