Peter Rugg, a Personage of My Bosom(The Future of American Literary Scholarship in japan)

Kazunori YOKOTA
2006 The Journal of the American Literature Society of Japan  
When was it ? Almost ten years ago, at some reading circle, I suppose, I met Peter Rugg, the missing man. According to Harry Levin (T7ie Pbwer of Blackness 4), Peter Rugg seems so uniquely American because Rugg, having left his home behind, keeps looking homeward, and because he exists in a state of suspense between wanderlust and nostalgia. I saw myself in eternally wandering Peter Rugg. Without realizing what I am, and with a sense of incompatibility and unbelongingness, I have been going
more » ... d and round in a vicious circle like Rugg. Temporary arrogance might be the source of the wandering.
doi:10.20687/englishalsj.2005.4_149 fatcat:4cqz4erypnfljoitkjqomeal2u