Hayao Miyazaki’s World Picture

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About the Book

Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling philosophical and political questions and demands critical attention. This study examines his views on contemporary culture and economics from a broad spectrum of perspectives, from Zen and classical philosophy and Romanticism, to existentialism, critical theory, poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory.

About the Author(s)

Dani Cavallaro has written widely about literature, cultural theory, and anime. She lives in London.

Bibliographic Details

Dani Cavallaro
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 204
Bibliographic Info: filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9647-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2080-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

1. Myth Laid Bare 5

2. Time 28

3. Space 69

4. Vision 118

5. The Courage to Smile 163

Filmography 181

Bibliography 183

Index 195

Book Reviews & Awards

“In this book, the author has taken time to see about explaining to those unfamiliar with what is so special about Miyazaki. While in-depth in its discussion of his vision, Cavallaro still manages to make the subject not seem daunting.”—Against the Grain.