EAC: PL771 .N53 1994
This book provides 2-page descriptions of 178 diaries. Entries are not limited to literary diaries -- Hara Kei's and General Nogi's diaries are included. The diaries are arranged chronologically from ancient to the present, although women's diaries are considered a separate category. The introductory section has brief descriptions of commoner's diaries during the war, comparisons between diaries in the East and West, the psychology of diary writing, soldier's diaries from the Russo-Japanese war, postwar Japan through diaries and so on.