Jakucho Setouchi

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Jakucho Setouchi
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Born(1922-05-15)15 May 1922
Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
Died9 November 2021(2021-11-09) (aged 99)[1]
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
OccupationWriter
Genrenovels
Notable worksKashin, Natsu no Owari, Hana ni Toe

Jakucho Setouchi (瀬戸内 寂聴, Setouchi Jakuchō, 15 May 1922 – 9 November 2021), formerly Harumi Setouchi (瀬戸内 晴美, Setouchi Harumi), was a Japanese Buddhist nun, writer and activist.[2][3] Setouchi was known for her biographical novels written as first-person narratives.[4] She is known for her 1998 translation of The Tale of Genji.[5]

She was awarded the Women's Literary Prize in 1963 for Natsu no Owari.[3]

Setouchi died of heart failure in Kyoto, Japan, on 9 November 2021, at the age of 99.[6]

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. "瀬戸内寂聴さん死去 作家・僧侶、99歳 文化勲章受章者(京都新聞)". Yahoo!ニュース (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2021-11-11. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  2. Harding, Christopher. Couched In Kindness: "Jakucho Setouchi: a revered nun and famous novelist " Archived 2013-09-17 at the Wayback Machine Aeon Magazine. .
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "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.
  4. "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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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.
  6. "Japanese Novelist, Buddhist nun Jakucho Setouchi dies at 99". Archived from the original on 2021-11-11. Retrieved 2021-11-11.

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