Jakucho Setouchi

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Jakucho Setouchi
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Born (1922-05-15) 15 May 1922 (age 97)
Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
OccupationWriter
Genrenovels
Notable worksKashin, Natsu no Owari, Hana ni Toe

Jakucho Setouchi (瀬戸内 寂聴, Setouchi Jakuchō, born May 15, 1922), formerly Harumi Setouchi (瀬戸内 晴美, Setouchi Harumi), is a Japanese Buddhist nun, writer and activist.[1][2] Setouchi is known for her biographical novels written as first-person narratives.[3] She is known for her 1998 ten volume series The Tale of Genji.[4]

Upon being awarded the Women's Literary Prize in 1963 for Natsu no Owari, she proved herself as a writer.[2]

Prizes[change | change source]

Works[change | change source]

  • Joshidaisei Chu Airin (1957) Qu Ailing the Coed—received the Shinchosha Coterie Magazine Award
  • Miren (1963) Lingering Affections
  • Kiji (1963) Pheasant translated by Robert Huey in ISBN 978-4-77002-976-8
  • Beauty in Disarray translated by Sanford Goldstein and Kazuji Ninomiya ISBN 978-0-80483-322-6
  • Natsu no owari (1963?) The End of Summer translated by Janine Beichman ISBN 978-4-77001-746-8. A collection of linked stories detailing her own adulterous affair.
  • Hana ni toe (1992?) Ask the Blossoms, a novelized biography of the classical poet-priest Saigyo.
  • Basho (2001) Places

References[change | change source]

  1. Harding, Christopher. Couched In Kindness: "Jakucho Setouchi: a revered nun and famous novelist " Aeon Magazine. .
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "瀬戸内 寂聴" [Jakucho Setouchi]. Nihon Jinmei Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. "瀬戸内 寂聴" [Jakucho Setouchi]. Dijitaru Daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "瀬戸内 寂聴" [Jakucho Setouchi]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2012-12-14.

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