Bibliography for Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Reference and General Works on Modern Japanese Literature Gardner, William. Advertising Tower: Japanese Modernism and Modernity in the
Karatani, Kojin. Origins of Modern Japanese Literature.
Kato, Shuichi. A History of Japanese Literature.
Keene, Donald. Dawn to the West. 2 vols.
Keene, Donald. Five Modern Japanese Novelists.
Keene, Donald. Modern Japanese Diaries: The Japanese at Home and Abroad as
Revealed Through Their Diaries.
Lewell, John. Modern Japanese Novelists: A Biographical Dictionary.
Lippit, Noriko Mizuta. Reality and Fiction in Modern Japanese Literature.
LIppit, Seiji. Topographies of Japanese Modernism.
Miyoshi, Masao. Off Center: Power and Culture Relations between Japan and the
Molasky, Michael S. The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and
Mostow, Joshua, ed. The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature.
Mulhern, Chieko. Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.
Nara, Hiroshi. Inexorable Modernity: Japan’s Grappling with Modernity in the Arts.
Gessel, Van C. Three Modern Novelists: Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabata.
HIsamatsu Sen’ichi. Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Literature.
Rimer, J. Thomas. A Reader’s Guide to Japanese Literature.
Rubin, Jay, ed. Modern Japanese Writers.
Shirane, Haruo, ed. Inventing the Classics: Modernity, National Identity, and Japanese
Suzuki, Sadami. The Concept of “Literature” in Japan.
Ueda, Makoto. Modern Japanese Writers and the Nature of Literature.
Washburn, Dennis. The Dilemma of the Modern in Japanese Fiction.
On the I-Novel Tradition
Fowler, Edward. Rhetoric of Confession: Shishosetsu in Early Twentieth-Century
Hijiya-Kirshnereit, Irmela, Rituals of Self-Revelation: Shishosetsu as Literary Genre
and Socio-Cultural Phenomenon.
Suzuki, Tomi. Narrating the Self: Fictions of Japanese Modernity.
Women Writers and Gender in Japanese Society
Bardsley, Jan. The Bluestockings of Japan: New Woman Essays and Fiction from Seito,
Ericson, Joan. Be a Woman: Hayashi Fumiko and Modern Japanese Women’s
Levy, Indra. Sirens of the Western Shore: The Westernesque Femme Fatale,
Translation, and Vernacular Style in Modern Japanese Literature.
Reichert, Jim. In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-male Sexuality in Meiji
Tanaka, Yukiko, ed. To Live and To Write: Selections by Japanese Women Writers,
Tanaka, Yukiko, ed. Unmapped Territories: New Women’s Fiction from Japan.
Tanaka, Yukiko, ed. This Kind of Woman: Ten Stories by Japanese Women Writers,
Tanaka, Yukiko. Women Writers of Meiji and Taisho Japan.
Schalow, Paul and Janet Walker, eds. The Woman’s Hand: Gender and Theory in
Japanese Women’s Writing.
Suzuki, Michiko. Becoming Modern Women: Love and Female Identity in Prewar
Japanese Literature and Culture.
Sibley, William. The Shiga Hero.
Nathan, John. Mishima: A Biography.
Stokes, Henry. The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima.
Cornyetz, Nina. Dangerous Women, Deadly Words: Phallic Fantasy and Modernity in
Three Japanese Writers.
Zimmerman, Eve. Out of the Alleyway: Nakagami Kenji and the Poetics of Outcaste
Snyder, Stephen et al, eds. Oe and Beyond: Fiction in Contemporary Japan.
Lyons, Phyllis. The Saga of Dazai Osamu: A Critical Study with Translations.
McCarthy, Ralph. Self-Portraits: Tales from the Life of Japan’s Great Decadent
Wolfe, Alan. Suicidal Narrative in Modern Japan: the Case of Dazai Osamu.
Dilworth, David. The Historical Fiction of Mori Ogai
Marcus, Marvin. Paragons of the Ordinary: The Biographical Literature of Mori Ogai.
Seidensticker, Edward. Kafu, the Scribbler: The Life and Writings of Nagai Kafu,
Ito, Ken. Visions of Desire: Tanizaki’s Fictional Worlds.
Long, Margherita. This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory,
Morton, Leith. The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century