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Japanese Studies in English: A Research Guide: Biography

Developed and updated by Dan McKee and Michael Engle.

Biographical Sources

Biographical Dictionary of Japanese History. Tokyo : Kodansha International in collaboration with the International Society for Educational Information, 1978.
(Kroch Asia Reference DS 834 .B55; also Kroch Asia Stacks)
Modern Japanese Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Kodansha International, 1993.
(Kroch Asia Stacks PL 747.55 .L67 1993)
Covers 57 modern novelists, arranged alphabetically by author's last name. Includes a portrait, biography, and a critique of the author's works, along with a recommended reading list.
Modern Japanese Writers. New York: Charles Scribners, 2001.
(Uris Reference PL 723 .M563x 2001; Kroch Asia Stacks Oversize PL 723 .M563x 2001)
"18 of the most widely translated Japanese authors, such as Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, Tanizaki Junichiro and Enchi Fumiko and includes an essay on 'A-Bomb Writers'." [Google Books]