Aleksandra Szczechla, Ideologia w kuchni? Znaczenie scen posiłków w Aru onna




Aleksandra Szczechla, Ideology in the Kitchen? The meaning behind meal scenes in Aru Onna  (A Certain Woman) by Arishima Takeo

The article is an attempt at an interpretation of the most well known novel of one of the bestselling authors of the Taishō era – Arishima Takeo – in the manner of food studies. The analysis of meal scenes, the position they occupy in narration, the ways the meals are prepared, served and consumed shines some light on both ideological discourses shaping the lives and stances of characters, and the nature of relations between the characters and other participants of social games, it also proves to be a useful interpretation tool for the whole novel.