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978-0-8108-5810-7 • Hardback • July 2009 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
978-0-8108-6319-4 • eBook • July 2009 • $126.00 • (£97.00)
J. Scott Miller is professor of Japanese and comparative literature at Brigham Young University. In addition to teaching a variety of courses exploring Japanese culture he publishes books, articles, and translations of Japanese fiction.
The author's explanations of Japanese literature, culture, life, and society reflect a profound knowledge of the country. . . . This book brims with information about the authors and their works of the 1868-2008 period and helps to explain Japanese scholarship to Western readers.
— American Reference Books Annual
Miller provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese literature from the earliest modern works to the most recent literary trends, such as postmodern literature, manga, and keitai shosetsu (cell-phone novels).... This detailed overview of modern Japanese literature is a useful introduction to the topic and an indispensable reference source.... Essential.
— Choice Reviews, May 2010
Recommended for academic libraries. Miller knows his subject and makes interesting observations throughout.
— Booklist, January 2010