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Japanese Women Writers free pdf Women have made many important contributions to Japanese literature since the Heinan period (794-1192), when Murasaki Shikibu wrote her prose masterpiece, "The Tale of Genji". Even earlier, though documentation is scant, women actively participated in Japanese letters as poets. This reference is a guide to the work of Japanese women writers from centuries ago to the present day. The volume includes 58 alphabetically arranged biographical and critical profiles. The book profiles women writers who are considered mainstream writers in Japan and who have attracted attention in the West, chiefly through translations of their works and critical scholarship on their writings. Each entry discusses the subject's life, career, major works and works in English translation. A bibliography concludes each article. While most of the women are poets, novelists or authors of classical narrative fiction, the book also includes entries for premodern diarists, modern dramatists, television script writers and movie scenario writers.

About Chieko Mulhern

CHIEKO I. MULHERN is a Professor of Japanese Studies at Fukuoka Jogakuin College, and was a Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois until 1992. She has written three books in Japanese on comparative culture, and has authored many English works on Japanese literature, media, and women.

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Author : Chieko Mulhern
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 10 October 1994
ISBN : 0313254869
EAN : 9780313254864
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 536 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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