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Japanese Studies Linguistics & Literature: Literature Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias - General

Dictionary of Literary Biography
PL Ref: PS129 .D5185 1978 
Included in Literature Resource Center [database].  Designed for the research needs of undergraduates, the LRC provides the full text of biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis for authors of every age, nation, and literary discipline.  Is strongest on medieval Japanese writers and modern authors because guides have been published in print.  Less useful for Heian and Tokugawa authors.  Print volumes include:

  • Medieval Japanese Writers, v. 203
  • Japanese Fiction Writers 1868-1945, v.180
  • Japanese Fiction Writers since World War II, v. 182

Encyclopedias - Premodern

Encyclopedias - Modern

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