..."I would like to know of any biographical or critical works on Sei Shonagon, the eleventh-century Japanese diarist. I have already read Ivan Morris' The World of the Shining Prince." Many thanks.
>From Rebecca Copeland Copeland@artsci.wustl.edu 06 June 1996
Miner, Earl; Odagirl, Hiroko; and Morrell, Robert, eds. The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature
Morris, Mark "Sei Shonagon's Poetic Catalogues" in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 40.1 (June 1980)
Mulhern, Chieko,ed Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1994) 7 page entry by Felice Fischer
Okada, Richard Figures of Resistance: Language, Poetry and Narrating in The Tale of
The Genji and other Mid-Heian Texts (Duke U Press, 1991)
Sarra, Edith "The Art of Remembrance, the Poetics of Destiny: Self-Writings by
Three Women of Heian Japan", Ph.D. diss, Harvard University, 1988.
(This study is forthcoming as a book, Princeton UPress, I think)
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